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One of us had complained about the lack of commieblock modernization efforts in Budapest. An important downtown commie neighborhood seems to have made one of the first steps. It's the Josephtown commie neighborhood.

The first scaffolds. It's only a portion of the whole area of blocks. I hope the rest will come soon too.

Sorry for the terrible quality. The colors look nicer in reality, my cellphone suxxx.
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I will try to gather all posts from the former Central European Commieblocks thread...
Ok the following posts are from the former [Central Europe] Commieblocks thread. And they are all concerning Hungarian commies...

February 18th, 2007, 01:22 PM

Commie-blocks of Budapest in all shapes and colors.

Old and new. Riverside apartments on the right. What's the difference?

Some pictures are dark because of the car's windows... Sorry!
February 18th, 2007, 09:17 PM

Reconstruction of commie-blocks based on the national budget is underway. In the past two years, several blocks were modernized lead by mainly the local governments of Kaposvár, Szeged, Debrecen and Székesfehérvár (government vs. opposition 2-2 :nuts: ). Szekesfehérvár and Szeged won funds for renovation of 13000 and 8000 flats as part of a 2 year programme started on 2007.01.01. The "pioneer" of commie-block-reconstruction, Kaposvár isn't far behind, with its 5000 flats. But Kaposvár's programme encloses not only the modernization of the building itself, but its surroundings aswell.

Few photos from the city of Szeged:

February 19th, 2007, 09:33 PM

I love this one, the HQ of the Hungarian Stamp Collectors National Alliance via mobile phone... :nuts:

February 22nd, 2007, 08:13 PM

Like the "famous" Havanna and Dzsumbuj of Budapest?

February 23rd, 2007, 10:05 AM

Ok, this is from Poland, but look at that monster...

You see the undeniable similarity...?

Now this automaticly raises some questions...

1, Europe's main car manufactors are suing China 24-7, for copying their cars, and actually almost everything. Now in this case, why doesn't China take the necessary steps against this obvious stealing of a thousends of years old blueprint?
2, Slovenia wants to build that new Pyramid, because Poland has already got the Great Wall? Central Europe is redefining the 7 wonders of the Ancient World, what's going to be next? The Colossus of Rhodes/Neum in Croatia? The temple/statue of Gyurcsány in Budapest, after The Statue/Temple of Zeus at Olympia?
3, China built the Great Wall due to defensive reasons... Who is Poland defending Europe from...?

March 4th, 2007, 01:02 PM

Photos from the town of Szentendre, north of Budapest:

[Budapest, III. district, Flórián square]

March 14th, 2007, 08:00 PM

Some photos I've shot today:

Commie blocks everywhere... :banana:

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March 14th, 2007, 08:13 PM

Other not so interesting commies of the 3rd district...

Noop... Its just not a skyscraper...

March 15th, 2007, 08:14 PM

I've shot some photos of some taller commie blocks in the XIth district today...

Green-White-Green-White-Green-White... Hajrá FRADI! :lol:

March 17th, 2007, 05:16 PM

A Hostel in Budapest.

20 stories, and 80 meters
March 17th, 2007, 05:44 PM

Hungary's largest residental building is the highrise in the city of Pécs.

This commie was built in 1974, and when completed it was the tallest residental building in Central Europe. According to the Guiness book of records, today it is the tallest abandoned building is in Central Europe. It was emptied in 1989 due to vital structural problems.

25 floors and 84 meters (275,6 ft) high
250 apartments

I couldn't really find good photos, so if anyone has, please post them.

Its not as high as the Ryugyong Hotel [330 m (1,083 ft)] in Pyongyang, North Korea, but still a perfect memento of an insaine system.

March 18th, 2007, 02:01 PM

I know I've posted several similar commie block photos already... So I promised myself I won't post another from this kind. But this time the color of this commie made me broke my promise...

Look at the ridiculous color...

Photo made via mobile phone...

March 21st, 2007, 06:22 PM

Building "E"

Buildings "E" and "V2"

Building "V2" in the background, with the "Goldmann cafeteria" in the foreground.

Building "J"... Ughhhh, how I hate this one... :gaah:

Departments of the Faculty of Transportation Engineering are located here, like the Department of Building Machines, Materials Handling Machines and Manufacturing Logistic, Department of Automobile Engineering, Department of Aircraft and Ships, Department of Railway Vehicles, ... etc.

Building "TR", The high-value Nuclear Training Reactor of the Institute of Nuclear Techniques at BME.

Building "D"

Departments of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering are located here.

Building "Z"

Faculty of Transportation Engineering is based here.
March 21st, 2007, 06:31 PM

The HQ of the Hungarian Privatization and State Holding Company (ÁPV Rt.)

Hotel Ibis, former Hotel Volga

The HQ of the "Országos Nyugdíjbiztosítási Főigazgatóság" (~Hungarian Pension-distributing Instiute)

Total height:75 m (246 ft)

Who approved these colors?! :puke:

Commie type "shopping mall" :lol:

March 21st, 2007, 09:16 PM

Qtya: Do you have any info about the redevelopment of Skála?

By the way, we forgot to post the Southern Railway Station in Budapest:

This too will be torn down and redeveloped by 2010 (I don't have info about that either).

March 22nd, 2007, 06:21 PM

This is a Calvinist church in the XI. district...

March 22nd, 2007, 08:17 PM

Commie buildings of Kelenföld (part of the XI. district of Budapest) in all age, shape, and color...

HQ of MOL - Hungarian Oil & Gas Company

Old community center in the XI. district

Commie style market-place also in the XI. district

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