The Concrete Tower in the Park is the perhaps the most definitive housing innovation of the 20th Century. Built in abundance in response to the housing shortages following the war, it has found a unique position in the housing stock of jurisdictions throughout the world.

Approaching their 40th, or in some cases 50th birthday, these utopic structures have begun to show their age.

The following photo collection, taken in 2006, documents a series of tower blocks throughout Western, Central and Eastern Europe, in various stages of repair.

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