The Tower of David skyscraper in Caracas was abandoned in 1994, and remained vacant until 2007 when squatters moved in. There is now a vibrant community living within its walls.
In 1994, Leon Dash
, while still at the Washington Post, wrote a Pulitzer winning series
of articles about a woman named Rosa Lee Cunningham. [more inside]
David Brooks makes an interesting point.
Rebuild New Orleans to ensure that the cycle of generational poverty is broken. Does this seem like social engineering? There is a precedent
for this, though. Can it--should it?--be done on a citywide scale? Should the government meddle this much in the day-to-day lives of people?