|Is anybody working up there? |
The two-tower BD Bacata
looks quiet these days.
The promoters' promises sounded too good to be true, and so far they have been. Construction is now years behind schedule, and investors who each poured tens of millions of pesos into the trillion peso project, are complaining. The Bacata's builders say the project will operate this year, and the mall section looks close to completion. However, during the past weeks I haven't seen anybody working on the unfinished towers. The project'¿s backers explain that they ran into legal and other delays, including a huge rock underground.
|The mall looks near completiion.|
Now, I wonder whether it'll get finished, and I feel sorry for those who counted on it for a life-long 'guaranteed' income.
|A century ago, the Edificio Peraza on Calle 13 across from the Estación de la Sabana was Colombia's tallest building.|
|Today, however, it appears vacant and decrepit.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours