Architecture in the Communist Era has been described either as grandiose (Stalinist architecture), or concrete and gray. Some people simply cannot stand it, resent it really, while others (usually westerners who did not have to live in a Communist State) deem it exotic. You be the judge. Just take one look around at the surrounding structures of Prague, the panelaky, otherwise known as a concrete jungle, and see how you feel about Communist era architecture. Sure some of the grandiose places or palaces built for the politicians are lovely (such as the Crowne Plaza Hotel), but the concrete housing projects built for all of society are literary concrete jungles located on the outskirts of town. You may wonder why these buildings are still here, try to count the concrete buildings; they house many many inhabitants.