Photo Gallery: An Endless Sea of Concrete Apartment Blocks 08/11/2010
 Residential blocks constructed using of large, prefabricated concrete slabs in...
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Residential blocks constructed using of large, prefabricated concrete slabs in the east were known as "Plattenbauten" -- Platte for panel and Bau for building. The uniform, dreary buildings were the face of large parts of East German cities. Dresden's Prager Strasse (Prague Street) with its uniform living quarters is an example of 60s and 70s Socialist architecture and city planning.