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Old May 8th, 2008, 07:36 AM   #61
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Somewhere in Moscow.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 07:53 AM   #62
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A commieblock from Stuttgart/ Germany:

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Old May 8th, 2008, 09:42 AM   #63
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^And how much do they cost to rent? 1100 or 1500 just for a one bedroom room? It wouldn't be worth it and those middle-class families that live there are probably more in debt then you could even begin to imagine.
No, it's like US$1600 or US$2600, by the way, San Diego is a rich city not poor.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 11:25 AM   #64
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No, it's like US$1600 or US$2600, by the way, San Diego is a rich city not poor.
Yeah, so at say $2,000 per month these are not homes for regular working families. That's $24,000 out of net income per year which is a lot even in a fairly rich city like San Diego. You'd have to be earning more than the local median household income ($65,000?) to afford to live in those places unless you want to spend 50% of your income on housing.

Commieblocks and similar apartments enable people on average or below average incomes to live near to the city centre so they are not really aimed at the same demographic.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #65
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Do you know what commieblocks are? 'Cause thats not it
Actually the resort has two sides, one that we see on the picture and one that you only see at the end.

In the one at the end the buildings actually do have a block shape, unfortunately I didn't find any pictures after 10 minutes of google search and still wanted to post it

You know, commieblock is an expression that was invented on ssc and it does not have a clear definition.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #66
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Here a thread about a typical Dutch version of a commieblock district (Flatwijk in dutch).
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Old May 8th, 2008, 09:11 PM   #67
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A commieblock district in Villeneuve la Garenne, a parisian suburb

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Old May 8th, 2008, 09:12 PM   #68
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"La grande Motte" resort on the Mediterranean

I think they're too sophisticated to be commie blocks
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I used to live not far from this - I thought it was very cool looking when I first saw it.



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Looks Beautiful but what is that?
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what exactly distinguises commieblock from apartment/cheap condo complexes?
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Looks Beautiful but what is that?
social housing/commieblock in Paris suburbs.
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what exactly distinguises commieblock from apartment/cheap condo complexes?
I think commie blocks are just 8-12 story buildings that all look more or less the same, two windows at the front, a balcony. Also it changes according to country, some places commie blocks are cheap residentials while in some places they are much more expensive and are for the upper middle class. For example, a friend of mine lived in a flat in what could be called a commie block due to architectural style but the flat was worth 1 Mio USD.
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what exactly distinguises commieblock from apartment/cheap condo complexes?
not a lot, commieblock is SSC-speak only I think. Maybe a commieblock has to be publicly owned not privately
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social housing/commieblock in Paris suburbs.
They look like arrchitectural masterpieces. At least the first one.
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hmm cuz i know alot of apartment complexs that would be passed as "commieblocks" but they arent imo
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Old May 8th, 2008, 11:34 PM   #77
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I used to live not far from this - I thought it was very cool looking when I first saw it.
Yeah the Paris agglomeration is full of these modernist or post-modernist hidden architectural curiosities.

Similar to these buildings are those, not far from my university, albeit on a smaller scale (they are hardly what forumers here call commieblocks):



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Old May 9th, 2008, 01:58 AM   #78
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New York is the only city in the US that has commieblocks on a grand scale.

However, they call them "projects" or "PJs" for short.



(not public housing)
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Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, which is the first pic, aren't housing projects, they to are privately owned.
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I always thought they were, honestly. Got confused with Queensbridge.

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