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Old May 9th, 2008, 04:49 AM   #81
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I know what u mean, but why do they built those ugly apartment-towers? I mean, if people here in San Diego want to live closer to downtown, they just rent/buy an apartment in a nice tower, we have apartment towers for median-income families and they do not look like those commieblocks from Europe or Asia. Our apartments tower (or condo-towers) look like this.


Those are luxury Condos, pretty sure they aren't affordable for the middle class.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 05:13 AM   #82
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Ancient commieblocks??



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Old May 9th, 2008, 10:46 AM   #83
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Where's that? Yemen? Looks great!
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Old May 9th, 2008, 10:48 AM   #84
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Shibam, Yemen...world's first SkyscraperCity.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 10:52 AM   #85
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Must have been very impressive back then. Like New York in the 1940s.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #86
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My town has many (awful) commieblocks. That's what happen when a small town becomes five times bigger in a matter of years. The companies built and gave these dwellings to their employees, and now mostly low-income families live there.

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Old May 9th, 2008, 09:57 PM   #87
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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.
Yeah i know, but the thing is that yout dont have to be rich to live there, just upper middle class.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #88
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The Penn South Complex, which is located near MSG, isn't a housing project either, but it can pass for one seeing its design.

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Old May 11th, 2008, 02:01 AM   #89
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My home town has too many commie blocks ( Toronto ) .In My town of residence commie blocks are virtually non-existant ( Melbourne ) ypu might get a couple of individual buildings known as housing commision flats which are actually pretty good quality . There is absolutely nothing like the concentration of commie blocks you get to see in many European , Asian or American cities .

Thank christ . As those commie blocks make me wanna
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Old May 11th, 2008, 03:28 AM   #90
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Some commie-neighbourhoods in Budapest,including mine:








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Old May 11th, 2008, 03:48 AM   #91
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People are son ignorants. We don't have commie blocks here in America.
America was never a communist country.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 03:52 AM   #92
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Old May 11th, 2008, 03:59 AM   #93
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People are son ignorants. We don't have commie blocks here in America.
America was never a communist country.
It's just a name for an ugly low-income housing project. It's common in plenty of formerly communist nations, but it's in a lot of nations that were not communist (including the US).

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Well, here is Co-Op City in New York. It's not public housing, nor is it filled with poor people, but it's huge. It's a co-op, the largest housing development in the US and the largest co-op development in the world. It has 38,000 people and 35 high rise towers. I actually posted a pic of it before.

When I see this when going down I-95 or the Hutch, I know that I've reached NY.

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Old May 11th, 2008, 05:54 AM   #94
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The same can be with Starrett City over in Brooklyn.

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Old May 11th, 2008, 05:55 AM   #95
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Wow, cool pics TalB!
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Old May 11th, 2008, 06:05 AM   #96
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luckily i haven't seen a commie block where i live
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Old May 11th, 2008, 09:57 AM   #97
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what exactly distinguises commieblock from apartment/cheap condo complexes?
If you ever see an appt complex that you think was designed using just a pencil and a ruler and minimal windows, then it's a Commieblock.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 11:02 AM   #98
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There are some awesome commieblock in New York
Very tall and with great views
i wished i lived in one of them
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Old May 11th, 2008, 11:18 AM   #99
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The magnificent Red Road flats in Glasgow:





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Old May 11th, 2008, 01:12 PM   #100
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impressive blocks Tubeman

La noue district in Montreuil, an eastern parisian suburb:



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