The Tallest Slum On Earth

Aug 2 2013 @ 12:57pm

Vocativ explains:

Welcome to poverty-ridden Venezuela’s Tower of David. Squatters took over this very unfinished 45-story skyscraper in the early 1990s, and they’ve been there ever since. The tower was originally intended to be a symbol of Caracas’ bright financial future, complete with a rooftop helipad, but construction stopped because of a banking crisis and the sudden death of the tower’s namesake, David Brillembourg.

We sometimes think a dystopian future is terrifying without fully absorbing how so many already live in it.