Although in principle there is nothing wrong with blocks of flats, I think most people aren't impressed by the cost cutting styling of the flats lining the Hambledon Road.
The initial blocks of flats were skinned with bricks, but later blocks were just skimmed with cement and then painted.
This video slide show has been put together using photos taken over a period of 5 years and documents the changes since 2007. The slides are accompanied by an audio soundtrack.
In 1979 Robert Crumb developed a cartoon sequence called 'A Short History Of America' , I guess
this pays homage to it.