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"In the old days, these sorts of buildings were called 'tenements' and housed families of immigrants. It was how urban centers supported high populations (remember that pre-WWII Boston had more residents in fewer housing units than today!). Now they are high-tech and expensive, and we call them 'micro-apartments.' No families will live in them. But if you really want to make more housing for more people, the answer remains the same: smaller units. Suburban-scale condos that cost millions each do nothing to improve the city's overall housing situation." —a reader on leasing at Factory 63 in Fort Point