|See anybody working on those unfinished upper stories? Neither to I.|
And it yet may be. But today, it's an inglorious one.
|The ground-floor mall is operating.|
Even as the building's upper columns and walls suffer from heat, cold, sun and rain, the builders have stayed silent, and the media haven't enquired - despite this conspicuous problem - leaving one to speculate.
Did the money run out? The Bacatá was crowdfunded, said to be the world's first skyscraper financed that way. The investors, who were promised that the building would be finished and they'd be enjoying returns years ago, are understandably upset.
It's often good to increase urgan density instead of spreading a city out. But the Bacatá was built in an area with already congested streets and little public space - and much less green space - nearby.
Sure would be a pity for this building to stand as a monument to unrealistic ego and excessive ambition.
|Offices and apartments for rent.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours