Venezuela's Tower of David

"A 45-Story Walkup Beckons the Desperate" from The New York Times: When David Brillembourg died in 1993, he left multiple straggling companies and an uncompleted skyscraper that has been called "The Tower of David". Since then, homeless families from around the city (and even other countries) have migrated to the tower and made it their home. They've even juryrigged an electrical system, brought in running water and have installed satellite dishes for television. I've read this article multiple times now, and have finally decided that I need to see the place myself. Also, I need to read the book "Shadow Cities" by Robert Neuwirth, as it covers communal squatting areas like these. Read the full article, there are a lot of lessons on economics, community, politics and human ingenuity to be learned here.