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Tenement

An apartment building, especially a shoddy or poorly maintained one. A tenement may only meet the minimum standards for the owner to rent its units legally.
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I was thoroughly convinced, that when walking on the streets of Gliwice, among Prussian Art Nouveau tenement houses ornamented with heavy granite caryatids, I am actually there.
The opening credits are set to the bouncy ``El Pato,'' but there's nothing joyful about the series of black-and-white, Mexican location shots seen shortly afterward - dilapidated tenement houses, bleak skies filled with power lines, and the sounds of traffic and car alarms in the background.
Crammed into crumbling tenement houses in the streets that flanked the docks where they worked, their existence was anything but glamorous as they went from one day to the next wondering if they would find work thanks to the system of casual labour that left them lining up hoping to be picked out for a day's work by the foreman.
The video, which traces historic movement of the game from gambling parlors to tenement houses to college campuses, proves to be a vital study in oral history.
Historians emphasize the following features: high population density leading to extreme overcrowding of tenements; tenement houses packed together as closely as possible to maximize land use; the dark, disease-ridden, poorly constructed, fire-prone tenements; the minimal level of utility services offered; and the failure of 19th-century reform efforts.
a grid of tenement houses in rows of concrete block,
was to make the penalty for prostitution in tenement houses so much more severe than it was for prostitution in ordinary disorderly houses as to make it attractive for the prostitutes to leave the tenement houses and to go into regular houses of prostitution.
The knowledge that the disease of workers -- who sewed clothes in their filthy tenement houses or who processed food -- could spread to decent, clean, and respectable citizens gave society cause to worry.
His works depict childhood and youth in the tenement houses of the east side of Oslo, where he grew up.