We’ve had an amazing response to our Tower of David video. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions over social media.
- Question: When was The Tower of David built?
Answer: Construction began in 1990, but stopped in 1994 during the Venezuelan banking crisis.
- Question: Are all the tower’s residents poor?
Answer: No hard data exists on the residents’ income level, but the man with the flat-screen TV is a chef, the man and woman living together work as a radio host and fashion designer, respectively, and another female resident in the video works as a nurse.
- Question: How do they have electricity in the apartments?
Answer: The tenants jerry-rigged power from the grid early in the occupation and residents lugged the appliances to their apartments.
- Question: How is this different than Judge Dredd?
Answer: Judge Dredd has way better slow-motion than Vocativ’s rare footage inside the tower.