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Just Cities
Just Cities
James DeFilippisJuan Rivero
Two Stories …
El Faro de Colуn

In October 1992, as part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Columbus's arrival in the Americas, the Faro de Colón (Columbus's Lighthouse) opened in the eastern part of the city of Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. It is a severe structure that, observed from the ground, does not look like a lighthouse, but like a set of 150ft-tall walls. From above – presumably the perspective of God and Columbus in the heavens – it is an 800ft-long cross capable of projecting enough light into the sky to make it visible throughout the Caribbean.

The building of the lighthouse can be told as a story of: the mass evictions from the neighbourhood of ...

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