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Inside The World’s Tallest Slum

For some time now, The Tower of David in Caracas as captured the world’s attention. The 45-story skyscraper has become an eyesore on the skyline of Venezuela’s capital city.

Construction began over two decades ago in the early 90s, however was never fully completed. After the developer died in 1994, the project came to a standstill. These pictures are taken inside the world’s tallest slum.

By the latter half of the 2000s, squatters had fully moved in and completely taken over the incomplete skyscraper. Given the fact that Caracas is a city in need of almost two million homes, no one can blame the opportunist dwellers for making a claim on the abandoned monstrosity.

Over the prevailing years, building has been become the tallest slum in the world. 3,000 people now live within its environs.

Ever adaptable, the residents of The Tower of David have made themselves very comfortable. Entry to the structure is through an attached parking garage, and motorcycles are used to transfer residents up the first 10 floors, (there are no working elevators).

By the latter half of the 2000s, squatters had fully moved in and completely taken over the incomplete skyscraper. Given the fact that Caracas is a city in need of almost two million homes, no one can blame the opportunist dwellers for making a claim on the abandoned monstrosity.

Over the prevailing years, building has been become the tallest slum in the world. 3,000 people now live within its environs.

Ever adaptable, the residents of The Tower of David have made themselves very comfortable. Entry to the structure is through an attached parking garage, and motorcycles are used to transfer residents up the first 10 floors, (there are no working elevators).

By the latter half of the 2000s, squatters had fully moved in and completely taken over the incomplete skyscraper. Given the fact that Caracas is a city in need of almost two million homes, no one can blame the opportunist dwellers for making a claim on the abandoned monstrosity.

Over the prevailing years, building has been become the tallest slum in the world. 3,000 people now live within its environs.

Ever adaptable, the residents of The Tower of David have made themselves very comfortable. Entry to the structure is through an attached parking garage, and motorcycles are used to transfer residents up the first 10 floors, (there are no working elevators).

By the latter half of the 2000s, squatters had fully moved in and completely taken over the incomplete skyscraper. Given the fact that Caracas is a city in need of almost two million homes, no one can blame the opportunist dwellers for making a claim on the abandoned monstrosity.

Over the prevailing years, building has been become the tallest slum in the world. 3,000 people now live within its environs.

Ever adaptable, the residents of The Tower of David have made themselves very comfortable. Entry to the structure is through an attached parking garage, and motorcycles are used to transfer residents up the first 10 floors, (there are no working elevators).

The first 28 floors are actually inhabited by families however they have to reach their ‘homes’ via a single flight of stairs.

The residents do pool money to pay for a few basic facilities and services. That’s how they installed a communal electrical grid and an aqueduct system for water in the tower.

The whole system seems to be outside the law. Local authorities leave them to it, as it helps ease the burden on already dire housing issue within the city.

For the 3,000 people that live there, well the Tower of David is now the place they call home, however strange it may be.

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