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Old May 24th, 2008, 03:28 PM   #141
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Old May 24th, 2008, 04:17 PM   #142
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Old May 24th, 2008, 05:25 PM   #143
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Nice, but not like Berlin-Marzahn, can you see the Television Tower of Berlin?

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Old May 26th, 2008, 06:24 AM   #144
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 10:04 PM   #145
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Some swedish suburbs.
Here's some more. You forgot one notorious commieblock area:

Fittja, Botkyrka municipality, Stockholm county, Sweden.

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Old January 2nd, 2012, 10:21 PM   #146
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Fittja is fine. I walk around there at night as I'm only two suburbs down. It's only notorious because Swedes don't like immigrants.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 12:23 AM   #147
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 12:36 AM   #148
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Those Swedish commieblocks are pretty nice
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 04:36 AM   #149
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Swedish commies are nice but crime is a problem there.
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Old January 4th, 2012, 01:45 AM   #150
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I'm sure it's not too bad, like Svartmetall said.. it is Sweden after all.
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Old January 4th, 2012, 02:00 PM   #151
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Looks like Indonesian public housing. Is it 5 floors?


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I would not consider your complex to be "commie block", 1) its not as massive, and 2) it has some colour.
Are there any minimum number of blocks/towers for public housing to be considered as a commie block?
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Old January 4th, 2012, 03:47 PM   #152
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Old January 4th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #153
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Guys, I want to ask those who live in commieblocks around the world. How often do you have any problems with the neighbors? For example, for Russia it is very urgent problem. Our urban population lives mainly in the apartment buildings. In one house can live the middle class, student, retired, alcoholic, nouveau riche, etc. And often there are problems - loud music and parties, the noise due to repair, at least - flooding and fires ... Police are extremely reluctant to respond to such challenges and troublemakers are often not afraid of being fined. Under Russian law, in an apartment house should be quiet from 22 pm till 7 am. We often say in Russia - buying an apartment you buy and its neighbors. In my case - I bought an apartment 4 years ago. At that time it was a new building. The house is mainly inhabited by representatives of the middle class. But the problem is that very bad noise isolation. I hear shouting of the neighborhood kids, talking neighbors in the kitchen at night. One of my neighbors - a student who has often alcoparties
I'm interested to hear from you - so if these issues are relevant for your country? Or do you have more educated population living in commieblocks, which strictly obey the law?
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I live in a "commieblock" in the suburb of Hallunda in Stockholm. We don't have many problems here at all. The communal areas are clean and safe and I have no fears walking around the area at night alone or with my wife. The area is a mixture of highrise commieblocks, low rise apartments and then some terraced housing all of which are connected by pedestrian/cycleway access only with roads around the periphery. There is a mixture of wealth here as some apartments are owned and some are rented. No noise problems and generally our neighbours are friendly in our block at least.

There are good facilities nearby - a bus depot and metro station within a short walk, library, theatre, shopping centre, badminton/tennis/squash centre, communal football pitches and each commieblock area has its own childrens play area, though there are central parks scattered around too. It is for this reason that I quite like the commieblock districts. Sure, architecturally they're not interesting, but as far as heating, amenities, transport and price are concerned, I think they're very liveable indeed. I wouldn't go back to living in a house again.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 12:21 AM   #155
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I prefer a house
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Old January 5th, 2012, 03:29 AM   #156
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I've always thought commieblocks were supposed to look like, low-cost housing.. Are those in China really commieblocks although they fit the traditional definition?
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I've always thought commieblocks were supposed to look like, low-cost housing.. Are those in China really commieblocks although they fit the traditional definition?
These are mostly middle-class housing in China.
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These are mostly middle-class housing in China.
I see. Those ones are amazing
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Old January 6th, 2012, 03:04 AM   #159
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Most of the pictures I see in this thread are NOT commie-blocks.

For example, the "middle-class" residential buildings shown in Chinese cities are homes of the more privileged urban residents. These residents usually have a privileged urban hukou. One half of China's population still lives in rural areas and could, quite likely, not afford these stylish residential apartments. Nearly all Chinese cities today have GDP per capita comparable to developed countries in the Western world.

As far as I understand, a "commie block" is a derogatory term coined for one or more shabby and unpleasant-looking building.

Most definitions I have found for this term have the following definition:-

"A building made of concrete that reminds one of communist blocks from the U.S.S.R. Usually very unpleasant to the eye."

Please post pictures / references of actual commie-blocks!


Some references:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/produ...&defid=5444406

http://www.definition-of.net/commie+block


There is a more optimistic, cheerful definition for commie block in the following link, but the term actually has derogatory origins.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...rm=commieblock

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(1) Looking at commie block housing in Hong Kong, China

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