The Vertical Slum of Caracas

This office building, abandoned just as the concrete dried, became home to hundreds of people eking out an existence in downtown Caracas. Christened the ‘Tower de David’, it came to be known worldwide as the world’s tallest vertical slum. Watching the building sit unoccupied for many years, in 2007 some of the roughly 40% of Caraquenians living in self-erected housing decided to make use of this empty… Continue reading The Vertical Slum of Caracas