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The world's tallest slum: Caracas' notorious Tower of David


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Welcome to the world's tallest slum: 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 , as the government is grappling with a citywide housing shortage, the tower is a stark monument to what could have been in the country's crime-plagued capital. The tower is dogged by accusations of being a hotbed of crime, drugs and corruption. But to residents, many of whom have spent their entire lives there, it's just as Vocativ climbs the tower and gains the rare in-depth access to residents' daily lives inside this unique and sinister cameras have been allowed into the depths of the tower. It is an experience not to be answered some frequently asked questions about our Tower of David video here: ! more on our website: Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook:



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