Bad, Uninhabitable and Perhaps Unrepairable

Note on the video: There are no subtitles but the video gives an excellent view of the interior conditions in the building.

14ymedio bigger14ymedio, Ignacio González, Havana, 4 June 2018 —  Residents of 1762 Calzada del Cerro have spent years denouncing the bad condition of the building, constructed in 1940. In 2005, armed with an official report that declared that the building’s technical state was “bad, inhabitable, repairable,” the mother of one of the residents sent a request to Carlos Lage, then vice-president of the Council of State, asking him to intervene. Thirteen years have passed without a solution and the residents suspect that the building is now in such a state that it can no longer be repaired.


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