Torre David: The World's Tallest Squat

  • Markus Kneer, Daniel Schwartz
  • Venezuela / Switzerland
  • 2013
  • 23 min
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Torre David, a 45-story office tower in Caracas, was almost complete when it was abandoned following the death of its developer, David Brillembourg, in 1993 and the collapse of the Venezuelan economy in 1994. Today, it is the improvised home of a community of more than 750 families, living in an extra-legal and tenuous occupation that some have called a vertical slum.

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  • 23 min
  • color
  • DCP
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Urban Think Tank
Director
Markus Kneer, Daniel Schwartz
Production
Alfredo Brillembourg for Urban Think Tank, Hubert Klumpner for Urban Think Tank
Editing
Markus Kneer
Executive producer
Daniel Schwartz, Markus Kneer
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