At the time, Life magazine published a series of photos about the Soviet Khrushchev. There sequentially describe all process - designing, construction, occupancy.
Americans were pretty surprised. And the wording of the question, and dimensions "of housing».
I think now, knowing how much are these flats in Moscow, they will not even surprised. To describe this degree degree of emotional perception is more suitable alternative word from the Russian language. After all, the cost of such a choir exceeds the value of the US home somewhere in the Midwest.