UCV over CSS


The ceiling of the corridor in front of the Faculty of Humanities and Education of the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) collapsed on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

On that morning, security personnel from the house of studies alerted that part of the structure fell, located in front of the “No Man’s Land” area, a popular name among the ucevistas. Soon the information went viral on social networks.

The authorities of the UCV had denounced in previous years that there had been leaks in this structure. However, the budget suffocation of the public universities had not allowed them to make an investment to reinforce the ceiling of the corridor.

University City

On December 2, 2001, the UCV’s University City of Caracas was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and as such incorporated in the corresponding list of that UN body. At that time, Koïchiro Matsuura, who was director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) justified the decision with the following words:

“The University City is a masterpiece of urban planning, architecture, and art, as well as an outstanding example of the coherent realization of the artistic, architectural and urban ideals of the early twentieth century…”