Primary Source

Construction drawing of a social housing high-rise in Duchère

Construction drawing of a social housing high-rise in La Duchère, 1960.

Annotation

This image shows the standardized framework of a social housing high-rise, dubbed une cité.  These manufactured housing units were constructed quickly in French suburbs to accommodate a rapidly growing population.  Between 1960 and 1980, more than nine million housing units were constructed throughout France.

Credits

Lyon Municipal Archives, Lyon, France.

How to Cite This Source

"Construction drawing of a social housing high-rise in Duchère," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/construction-drawing-social-housing-high-rise-duchere [accessed August 6, 2022]