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Old January 6th, 2012, 03:40 AM   #161
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(2) New commie-block type housing, China

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Old January 6th, 2012, 03:44 AM   #162
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(3) Commie-block type buildings in the foreground, with more stylish buildings in the background - Shanghai, China


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Old January 6th, 2012, 03:47 AM   #163
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(4) Another commie-block-type building in China

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Old January 6th, 2012, 03:49 AM   #164
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(5) Commie-block-type buildings in the foreground - Manama, Bahrain

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Old January 6th, 2012, 03:51 AM   #165
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(6) Couldn't resist - another commie-block-type facade in China

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Old January 6th, 2012, 03:54 AM   #166
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(7) Commie-block buildings on the right-side of the picture- Lilongs in Shanghai, China

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Old January 6th, 2012, 03:55 AM   #167
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Looking down into Shanghai's Lilongs that are NOT commie-blocks

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Old January 6th, 2012, 03:58 AM   #168
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(8) Commie-block-type buildings - Chawls in Mumbai, India

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Old January 6th, 2012, 04:03 AM   #169
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(9) Commie-block-type buildings: Chawls ringing a slum in Mumbai, India.
One of the world's most expensive cities, even a slum tenement costs $120,000 upwards, therefore forcing many of its residents to rent rather than purchase.

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Old January 6th, 2012, 04:23 AM   #170
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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?
I've lived in a 5-storey commieblock for 6 months now, having never lived in a commieblock before and I agree with you: noise is a big issue. Fortunately I live on the 5th floor and therefore only the downstairs neighbours with their occasional yelling at children bother me. Soviet built commieblocks lack any kind of noise insulation and 8cm of concrete definitely isn't enough to block any noise. I can't even invite a few friends over for a beer since our talking bothers the downstairs neighbours (which is a bit ironic ).

Another issue (at least in this commieblock) is the large number of debtors that owe money to the apartment cooperative. My downstairs neighbours owe the cooperative € 1,600 and the biggest deadbeat in this building owes around € 2,000. That's more than a year's worth of communal bills.

(For people who don't know: In Estonia, the water and heating bills are first payed to the cooperative and then the cooperative pays to the heating and water companies. If any of the residents don't pay, the cooperative has to pay for them, otherwise the water/hear would be turned off for the whole building. In rental apartments the simple choice would be to take the apartments away from the debtors but since in Estonia the large majority of apartments are privately owned, it takes a difficult and expensive legal battle to take away an apartment from a resident)
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Old January 6th, 2012, 07:29 AM   #171
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Some Sydney public housing complexes:

Sirius Apartments, possibly the most iconic commieblock in the world (mainly due to its location as well as its interesting architecture):

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One Way! Jesus by suavehouse113, on Flickr

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Sirius, Sydney by cityofsound, on Flickr

Waterloo Estate, largest public housing development in Australia, with 6 high rises and dozens of low and mid rises:

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P1010050 by bilateral, on Flickr

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Public housing towers by fabian-f, on Flickr

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waterloo skyline by ghee, on Flickr

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Suicide Towers by traffman, on Flickr

Poet's Corner (located 500m from Waterloo)

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Housing Commission Apartments - Redfern by David Collier Photography, on Flickr

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Inner city dust storm by Marilia Ogayar, on Flickr

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Waterloo Public Housing Towers by bilateral, on Flickr
NOTE: Mistitled Flickr image - This tower is in Poet's Corner, Redfern, not Waterloo.

Other commieblocks around Sydney:

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47 | Michelle Vandermeer, Dan Duggan by Ambiguous Horse, on Flickr

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RIMG0010 by chamarisk, on Flickr

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Guess where sydney by Vucko1000, on Flickr

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I've lived in a 5-storey commieblock for 6 months now, having never lived in a commieblock before and I agree with you: noise is a big issue. Fortunately I live on the 5th floor and therefore only the downstairs neighbours with their occasional yelling at children bother me. Soviet built commieblocks lack any kind of noise insulation and 8cm of concrete definitely isn't enough to block any noise. I can't even invite a few friends over for a beer since our talking bothers the downstairs neighbours (which is a bit ironic ).
8cm? That's all?
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Old January 6th, 2012, 11:01 AM   #173
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China is all commieblocks unless you live in a place that was built up before 1949.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #174
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Aren't there lots of new suburban developments around major Chinese cities?
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Old January 6th, 2012, 05:26 PM   #175
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8cm? That's all?
I was a bit wrong, actually. The thinnest panels are around 10cm, the thicker ones are something like 15-20cm. Nevertheless, bare concrete is not very good at noise-proofing floors. You need some kind of dampening material under the floor to decrease the sound of steps, talking, music etc.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 07:02 PM   #176
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Yes I agree with you!!! But i hate our russian commieblocks!! i live in my villa in Koh Samui. my flat 40m in Vladivostok cost 130 000 USD... so I don't want to live in Russia)))
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Here are some pictures of the commieblock suburbs of Stockholm, starting with Fittja that was mentioned in the thread earlier (note the families and childrens play areas in use). It was quite cold today so not as many people around in the pictures. I took these photos. The area has a bad reputation due to the number of immigrants, however, I have never felt unsafe at night here, nor has my wife. It's not the prettiest area, but the apartments are quite nice inside despite their rather grim exterior.

















Plus, just for a bonus picture, here is a picture of the suburb of Bredäng. Looks quite similar in style to the Chinese suburbs. It's a nicer commieblock suburb and one I quite like comparatively.

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Brand new Commieblock in San Francisco? You decide . . . and tell us (me) what you think. It was designed by a (pretty) famous US architecture firm (Arquitectonica) and took decades to be approved by the city Board of Supervisors, but now it's going up (first of 4 phases complete, second topped out, 3rd close to beginning)--1900 rental apartments on a main street.


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Phase 2 under construction with the completed phase 1 behind:


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