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apartments built out of shipping containers in Le Havre, France The ubiquity and relative cheapness of used intermodal shipping containers meant that architects began to consider them as an alternative to traditional building materials.[5] Used shipping containers were converted for use in housing, and as retail and office spaces.[6][7] Examples of its use include the Cité A Docks student housing project in Le Havre, France,[8] the Wenckehof container village in Amsterdam,[9] the portable Puma City store in US cities,[10][11] the food and retail Boxpark in London,[12] the Dordoy Bazaar in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.[13] and the temporary mall Re:START in Christchurch, New Zealand built after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.[14] It has however been pointed out there are problems with recycling shipping containers, that it may not be as ecological friendly or cheap an option as it might appear. The containers may be coated with harmful chemicals such as chromate, phosphorous, and lead-based paints, while its wooden floors may be treated with toxic insecticides, and some cost and effort are involved in modifying containers to make them habitable.[5] Others have noted various issues such as space constraint, insulation, and structural weakness if too much steel have been cut out of the containers.[15][16] See also[edit] Containerization Container garden Fumigation Intermodal container Logistics Nuclear flask Packaging Spent nuclear fuel shipping cask References[edit] Jump up ^ Dictionary of International Trade: Container: ... must be b) specially designed to facilitate the carriage of goods by one or more modes of transport without intermediate reloading. ... Ocean shipping containers are generally 10, 20, 30, or 40 feet long ... and conform to ISO standards Jump up ^ Levinson, Marc. Sample Chapter for Levinson, M.: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger.. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Sm

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