Modern apartment blocks are buildings in Modern Times (Tropico 4) that take the place of apartment blocks. Modern apartments must be electrified and are more expensive, but they hold as many families as tenements and at a quality of living that's almost as good as condominiums.
With Special Development Aid from the USSR, the construction costs of Modern Apartment Blocks can be halved. This instantly results in a $3000 saving, even when factoring in the cost of the edict. These can result in major savings making the cost per household cheaper and better than Country Houses.
- Climate Control: Installs air conditioning throughout the building for $1,000 and 2 megawatts of power. These cooling units are highly prized in the Caribbean heat, improving the building's housing quality by 15.
- Doorman Kiosk: For $1,000, a small kiosk for a doorman can be built outside the entrance of the building, providing its inhabitants security. This means that the residence won't increase the level of crime in the area.
- Normal Maintenance: Maintains the building as best as possible.
- Roach Patrol: Allows the building to fall into a state of disrepair, reducing the housing quality by 30% and the monthly upkeep to $16.