Le Corbusier's Marseille building 
Although not yet on UNESCO's world heritage list, Corbu's La Cite Radieuse (designed by Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, called Le Corbusier or Corbu) is one of the extraordinary buildings of the 20th Century.  I visited it in 1969, on my first trip to Europe, and was not allowed inside as it was then considered only a residence, not a tourist site.  Now it is both and I have a cousin who lives there. These photos are from my visit in 2008.  The 12-storey, "Unité d'habitation", built in 1952 houses 1,600 people. The block, originally called La Cité Radieuse, or the "radiant city", includes floors for shopping, social clubs, child care, a gym and a hotel. There is a rooftop garden and swimming pool.  A big concrete blob, it is constantly being repaired; residents are on their third set of elevators.
Although not yet on UNESCO's world heritage list, Corbu's La Cite Radieuse (designed by Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, called Le Corbusier or Corbu) is one of the extraordinary buildings of the 20th Century. I visited it in 1969, on my first trip to Europe, and was not allowed inside as it was then considered only a residence, not a tourist site. Now it is both and I have a cousin who lives there. These photos are from my visit in 2008. The 12-storey, "Unité d'habitation", built in 1952 houses 1,600 people. The block, originally called La Cité Radieuse, or the "radiant city", includes floors for shopping, social clubs, child care, a gym and a hotel. There is a rooftop garden and swimming pool. A big concrete blob, it is constantly being repaired; residents are on their third set of elevators.
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inside a corridor
inside a corridor
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entrance to an apartment
entrance to an apartment
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the use of colors
the use of colors
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inside a residence
inside a residence
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first floor, stairs leading upstairs
first floor, stairs leading upstairs
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view from the stairs inside an apartment
view from the stairs inside an apartment
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very shiplike kitchen interior
very shiplike kitchen interior
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on the roof
on the roof
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