Residents in the West End have been left in the dark since July owing to plywood panels blocking the view from their windows.
Scaffolding erected two months ago has left tenants in darkened flats on Hawkhill.
J Reavley Factoring, which is overseeing the work, says the scaffolding is required to carry out maintenance on the facade of the building.
But Dundee University fine art student Abbie Scoular, 19, who moved into a ground-floor flat earlier this summer, said the view from her bedroom had been “depressing” since she moved in.
She said: “It has been a wee bit depressing looking out on this. I usually spend most of my time in the living room.
“It still has the plywood and the scaffolding in place but isn’t quite as bad as there are more windows in there.
“We are not aware of why the scaffolding has been put up.
“I don’t think we have seen any workmen up there in the time we’ve been here.
“Another problem is the garden at the front can’t be maintained at the moment because of the scaffolding, so we have overgrown bushes darkening the windows as well.”
Abbie said she hadn’t spoken to other tenants about the scaffolding. She added: “I’m not sure if they’ve had any other information about the work.
“I thought about trying to ad wee bit of pizzazz to the scaffolding outside my window to make it look a little brighter.”
Fiona Leeper, 26, who also lives in the block, said it was a “bit grim” looking out of her window.
She said: “When we first viewed the flat there hadn’t been any work started.
“I’ve been told the scaffolding could be up for about six months.
“Since it’s been up I reckon I’ve seen workmen on it twice.
“I’d be impressed now if the work was completed in six months, given that we are heading into the darker nights.”
A spokesman for J Reavley Factoring said: “We understand that frustrations in projects such as this are inevitable.
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“The joint owners of this grade B-listed twin tenement have been obliged by Dundee City Council to have remedial works completed to the facade in the interest of public safety.
“A structural scaffold ensures public safety and allows for the necessary work to proceed.
“It has been used for numerous investigations by appropriate construction professionals.
“Diagnosing and quantifying the issues with the delaminating masonry would not have been possible without the scaffold in place.
“These measures have been communicated to the joint owners in writing and at meetings.”