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CUBA 2015: Old Havana Meets New

 

By SYNCLAIRE CRUEL   JUNE 10, 2015

HAVANA, CUBA —As Americans, we see the city of Havana filled with deteriorating buildings. But as we walk through the streets, we notice that Old Havana is in a state of building restoration. Workers are required to attend trade schools to learn how to work with various metals and stained glass.

Restoration provides original and primary character for commercialization purposes. Calle Muralla is one of the many streets in Old Havana undergoing the restoration process, but caused many families to relocate. In a city that is overcrowded and in constant need for electricity, Cubans encounter a problem, being that it is illegal to be homeless in the country.

Despite the restoration process, day – to – day activities such as schools and daycares are still in session. Residents use the buildings to support their businesses and as a home for their families.

The construction of senior homes is one of the goals of restoration as Cuba is set to have the largest 60 and over population by 2025.

Project Details

Client : Synclaire Cruel
Date : 06/10/2015
Skills : Stories

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