In This Small Alaskan Town Everyone Lives under the Same Roof

In This Small Alaskan Town Everyone Lives under the Same Roof

Most of the 200-odd residents of the Alaskan town of Whittier all live in the same 14-story condominium – Begich Towers – located on the edge of town. The former Army barracks is often described as a ‘vertical town’ with walls so thin that keeping secrets is simply out of the question.

Apart from residential apartments, the one-of-a-kind settlement also houses a police station, a health clinic, a convenience store, a laundromat, and a church in the basement. It really is inconceivable how missionaries, bartenders, city council members, policemen, and even drug dealers can co-exist in the same building, share the same facilities, and ride in the same elevator.

Hey, you could commit a crime, get arrested, and go to jail, all in the same building! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “In This Small Alaskan Town Everyone Lives under the Same Roof

  1. That actually sounds strangely enticing to me!!! I could be the complete shut-in that I strive to be while still having to run “inside” to take care of business, like shopping, haircuts.

    In fact, I could yell that to my roommate. “Babe, I’m going to run inside to get some donuts, want anything?”

    Sure beats going outside!

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