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Old 09-16-2008, 01:39 AM
 
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Default Largest housing project in world

anyone know what the largest is the world is i know queensbridge is in the united states
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:54 AM
 
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housing projects in Puerto Rico-- One of which is home to 15k people. Robert Taylor in Chicago used to be the largest in the world- those projects housed something like 30-35k
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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You both are wrong.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:36 AM
 
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The former Soviet Union.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:49 AM
 
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At one time......

Robert Taylor Homes,-28 consecutive buildings of 16 stories each, all of identical concrete and brick construction, with fenced-in, cage-like walkways along the outside of each floor.

Then continue north, and on the west side of the street, virtually the only thing you will see for the next four miles is high-rise public housing–five housing projects, all built between 1950 and 1966, each with its own uniform construction mold stamped from the architects’ cookie cutter.

By the time you approach the glittering skyscrapers of downtown Chicago, you will have passed 65 buildings containing 8,162 units which house more than 35,000 people, roughly a quarter of the city’s public housing population. 95% were on some sort of public assistance.

It almost brought tears to my eyes writting it. It touches me more because close 100% of the residents were black and it just makes me sick when I think about the situation many blacks in this country are in. Most blacks are doing well but many are not. The memories of RTH brings that painful reality to light!

Now, I think it way be The Magnolia in New Orleans( over 2000 residents) if it's still around........


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anyone know what the largest is the world is i know queensbridge is in the united states
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I just saw a show on Loreto Bay in Baja. Also supposed to be environmentally friendly.
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:17 AM
 
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does it have to be a "project" or just the largest housing development?

I know Co-Op City in the Bronx has 55,000 people, but it's not a "project".
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado -85,000 people
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado -85,000 people
Isn't that just planned subdivisions in an unincorporated area outside Denver? There are thousands of those all over the country.

I thought we meant housing developments, in cities. Or just "projects" which are government housing, or just large subdivisions?

I know Almere is a planned city built in the Netherlands starting in the late 1970's. Today the city has 180,000.
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:56 PM
 
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Default Question.

To the OP, allow me to inject some candor here: Are you talking about the largest ghetto/low income areas that are designated as housing projects? I believe there is some confusion here.
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