but regeneration isn't a question of freedom but of capitol.
and I guess aesthetic preference I suppose.

the communists built just as nice and fancy buildings (for themselves granted), they just looked different to what the people before wanted.
add to the fact that they wanted to build as much as possible in their image and not in the image of the bourgeoisie of the past, is it any wonder they wanted to let the past crumble away, literally and metaphorically.

and are those buildings that now look so nice still affordable for the people that lived in the area or have they been pushed out?

tyranny is tyranny.

ideology doesn't change that.