Tuesday, September 6, 2016

charming building

Oakland is full of lovely old apartment buildings like this one.  Because housing has gotten so expensive, there is now a building boom going on here in town.  I doubt many of us could afford what the new apartments and condos will cost.  So the new construction will not offer much relief from exorbitant rents.  The long term outcomes of this cycle will not be pretty.

8 comments:

  1. A very charming building. Housing prices are becoming un-affordable in Australia too, which is sad for the younger generation...

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  2. It is a classic. I like the balconies.

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  3. It's happening here in some of our cities too.

    I do like the style.

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  4. Those center windows are interesting...

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  5. Traditionally one of the advantages of Berlin is that housing and cost of living is cheap (esp for a European capital city). But we are headed this way too...

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  6. I hear you, but that is a cool building

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  7. Your right but I do like the building

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  8. We have architecture like that. I regret that people enclose verandahs. It may be more confortable there in winter, but not here.

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