The arrival of the crisis in the economy has historically coincided with the “Storm of the Century”, a tropical cyclone that flooded the entire capital and completely destroyed the facade of the building that was already deteriorating by the sea.In the following months, the foreigners were removed from the apartments and the Cubans remained with the promise that they would be removed later.
Today, 26 years later, 14 Cuban families continue to live in the building declared uninhabitable by the government.
The beach of Puntilla, full of rubble, remains of the building is currently visited by hundreds of people who, with reverence to the forces of nature, bring offerings to Yemanja.
Sierra Maestra is today a monument forgotten in time. Every cracked wall and every steel beam twisted by history and by nature are the marks of a country in which changes are felt in the skin.