"Crapartments" is a perfect description, Sam.
I agree with John that they are an indictment. There are many design alternatives for that type of site, including inwards-facing precincts - all of which require a council with balls and vision as oppposed to one that sucks up to greedy short-sighted developers.
Streetview is a fine idea, but a Streetview in time would be great.
Ta-da!. (Hat tip: my friend Brent.)