Jesse Walker Reviews Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities

Walker reviews Torre David: Informal Vertical
, a book about a never-completed skyscraper in
Venezuela. After a banking crisis crippled the nation’s economy,
the government got title to the tower and let it stagnate. Then
squatters took over and transformed it. The result, writes Walker,
was a complex and fascinating place: not just a symbol of poverty,
but a symbol of the self-organized activity that offers a way out
of poverty.

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