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  • In Ecuador, it's the fortresses that need protecting

    Many of the castillos de Quito, designed by Rubén Vinci, a Mexican immigrant with a flair for the fantastic, were granted architectural protection, but the economic forces were simply too strong. In a neighborhood zoned for high rises, the castles are seen as a burden.

Many of the castillos de Quito, designed by Rubén Vinci, a Mexican immigrant with a flair for the fantastic, were granted architectural protection, but the economic forces were simply too strong. In a neighborhood zoned for high rises, the castles are seen as a burden. Jim Wyss Miami Herald Staff
Many of the castillos de Quito, designed by Rubén Vinci, a Mexican immigrant with a flair for the fantastic, were granted architectural protection, but the economic forces were simply too strong. In a neighborhood zoned for high rises, the castles are seen as a burden. Jim Wyss Miami Herald Staff

These strange castles are all over Ecuador’s capital. And they may be in danger

February 27, 2017 7:00 AM