Thousands In Venezuela Are Being Forced Out Of The World’s Tallest Slum | Deseret News

For seven years, thousands of families have occupied the “Tower of David,” a half-finished skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela. The vertical slum, named after the skyscraper’s developer, David Brillembourg, was the 52-story home to roughly 1,150 of Caracas’ poor, and is now being emptied out by Venezuelan government. The slum tower was being constructed in 1994, “intended as a bank headquarters in the center of the capital” when Brillembourg died and also, the country went through financial crisis, Quartz reports . That’s when families started seeking refuge in the building with the encouragement of the late Hugo Chavez, then-president of the country.


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