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Old 08-19-2019, 04:39 AM
 
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I'm talking about apartment complexes/condos that look roughly like these:

https://media.atre.yardi.com/1/10376...pg?w=300&h=225

https://media.graytvinc.com/images/6...partments1.jpg

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/j1qX...4968454.0.jpeg

These things seem to be sprouting up like weeds in the small, Midwestern college town that I live close to
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Those are so cookie cutter that I thought they were in KC by UMKC because they look almost identical.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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They look like every apartment/condo built in Milwaukee in the past 10 years. No idea how many there are but they all look the same.

360 degrees
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0510...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:53 AM
 
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I lived in a building like that for a year; the walls were paper thin. A lot of these places look nice, but are actually pretty poorly built.
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:59 AM
 
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I lived in a building like that for a year; the walls were paper thin. A lot of these places look nice, but are actually pretty poorly built.
They're not built to last. They will likely be torn down 20-30 years from now.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:08 AM
 
Location: New York City
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These horrible cookie cutter buildings are present in virtually every American city. The only exceptions I have seen are New York and Chicago and San Fran to an extent, and there are many reasons why.

DC is next because many facades show a bit of quality even though the buildings are crap.

Those renderings support why I love older American cities, they have so much beautiful quality architecture, however, its not always treated as such. My home city of Philadelphia demolished beautiful buildings daily replaced by these piles of metal vinyl crap. Its generally a very sad time for architecture / quality built structures.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:21 AM
 
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I lived in a building like that for a year; the walls were paper thin. A lot of these places look nice, but are actually pretty poorly built.
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They're not built to last. They will likely be torn down 20-30 years from now.
Some are built better than other and some are more aesthetically pleasing than others. But you're right, there is no way these buildings will age nearly as well as older buildings. The way the pre-war buildings of major urban cities have stood for decades and even a century a more is astounding compared to these new-construction buildings.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:30 AM
 
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These horrible cookie cutter buildings are present in virtually every American city. The only exceptions I have seen are New York and Chicago and San Fran to an extent, and there are many reasons why.

DC is next because many facades show a bit of quality even though the buildings are crap.

Those renderings support why I love older American cities, they have so much beautiful quality architecture, however, its not always treated as such. My home city of Philadelphia demolished beautiful buildings daily replaced by these piles of metal vinyl crap. Its generally a very sad time for architecture / quality built structures.
I stayed in an AirBnB in one of these buildings, in DC. It was on the first floor, and I could hear every person who entered or exited the building, and the noise from the courtyard resembled a frat party.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:39 AM
 
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These horrible cookie cutter buildings are present in virtually every American city. The only exceptions I have seen are New York and Chicago and San Fran to an extent, and there are many reasons why.

DC is next because many facades show a bit of quality even though the buildings are crap.

Those renderings support why I love older American cities, they have so much beautiful quality architecture, however, its not always treated as such. My home city of Philadelphia demolished beautiful buildings daily replaced by these piles of metal vinyl crap. Its generally a very sad time for architecture / quality built structures.
It’s so frustrating that a lot of the new construction in DC tends to be the box-cookie-cutter apartments and condos. Some developers have specifically tried to avoid this but there’s still far too many.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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They're building these all over the sunbelt. Hard to put into words exactly - they manage to be both flashy and boring at the same time.
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