Havana’s ‘K Tower.’ Cuba’s tallest building, avatar of apartheid tourism, socialist insanity

From our Bureau of Very Tall Behemoths That Signify Absolute Decadence, Bigotry, Self-Loathing, and Wasteful Spending with some assistance from our Bureau of Top Apartheid Construction Projects Bound to Please Liberals and Progressives Worldwide

Jesus H. Whip-Wielding Christ. This construction project in Havana makes the money-changer’s tables in Jerusalem’s Temple seem like matchsticks, maybe even mere specks of dust.

Castro, Inc. and its foreign partners in crime are building an ultra-luxury tower in Havana that will soon be the tallest building in Cuba. Its intended clientele is strictly foreign, as usual. Oh, and they’re all capitalists, too, or kleptocrats from socialist or communist nations.

K-Tower will be the chief jewel in Castro, Inc.’s apartheid enclaves crown. For all practical purposes, when this tower is completed and open to its foreign clientele, it might as well be declared an independent micro-state, like the Vatican or Monaco.

This obscene behemoth has nothing to offer the Cuban people, except for a few jobs as lackeys, boot-lickers, and neo-slaves to superior beings from capitalist nations.

Enjoy the place, Canadians! Enjoy it, Brits, Spaniards, Germans, and all Europeans. Enjoy it, all liberals, progressives, and kleptocrats with disposable income! Castro, Inc. had you in mind, especially, when dreaming up this great monument to moral turpitude on an apocalyptic scale.

Loosely translated from CubaNet

The K Tower or “Torre López-Calleja”, the hotel that will shortly become the tallest building in Cuba, rises at full speed in the middle of the once-luxurious La Rampa boulevard, almost empty of tourists and while the surrounding buildings are falling pieces.

The tower will have 44 floors and more than 500 rooms, according to what the journalistic media financed by the Cuban regime reproduce with immense pride, which, in turn, is the one who finances the construction of that great white elephant “built with the highest quality standards and security”, even when hospitals, cinemas, homes and even other hotels throughout the Island do not have the minimum conditions to maintain their activities normally or habitability.

So the tower has its admirers among Cubans, of course it does, but not as many as its detractors who, suffering daily and in their own flesh the generalized abandonment in which they live, find it offensive that a government allocates the resources it says not having as a “cause of the blockade” something that is obviously not necessary, rather detrimental for an economy in crisis that depends totally on donations, international aid, renegotiations and postponements of debts.

But if the tower bothers ordinary Cubans, I suppose it will irritate the owners of those hotel chains even more than seeing the new Gaviota jewel go up (where no expense and innovative technologies have been spared: solar control glass , glass with an argon gas chamber to increase thermal and acoustic insulation, among many other engineering “trinkets”) have also seen how their facilities are going backwards and although they have not yet reached the state of imminent mortal danger in which they are, along with close to half of all the buildings in Centro Habana and Habana Vieja, some of which would be almost on the verge of reaching them and even surpassing them in misery.

As is the case of the Habana Libre hotel, a few meters from that Torre K whose architects say they have conceived it as a “wink” or “homage” to its neighboring building, managed by the Spanish Meliá chain and for more than a decade calling out to cries for a capital renovation that restores the splendor of yesteryear (even down to the light sign that was removed in February 2019 and that has not yet been replaced) but, above all, that honors the four stars it uses for its marketing in a deceptive way, because in a fair fight there would have to be two, or perhaps none.

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