Queues highlight housing shortage

The opening of a new apartment building yesterday in Zurich highlighted the housing shortage as hundreds queued to view.

The line was as long as 150 meters – one joking likened it to a queue for tickets for a Justin Bieber concert. 

The building in the Seebach region is half an hour from the city centre by public transport. Only a few years ago, agencies struggled to rent out homes in the area. Now demand is huge.

All 24 flats have now been allocated. 

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