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High Priced Labor is Curb to Development of Palestine Suburbs

January 19, 1934
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Jewish workingmen’s suburbs have been developed to a great extent in Palestine, it was announced in an address to the Architects’ and Engineers’ Association here.

Up to date sites for 4,000 families have been secured and more than 1,500 houses erected. It is hoped that an additional 1,000 houses a year will be built in the course of the next two years. Building costs are at present so high, however, owing to high wages paid to labor, that a slack tendency is noted.

One of the interesting addresses to the association was that of Dr. Adler, a well-known German Jewish architect, formerly a Geheimrat, state counselor, who spoke of methods of reducing building costs for workers’ housing abroad.

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