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Focusing on the Ponte city building, the camera obscura highlights that the reality of the building and its many fictions have seamlessly integrated into a patchwork of myths and projections that reveal as much about the psyche of the city as they do about the building itself. During this decade, the mass exodus of the building’s residents into the Northern suburbs saw the vacated areas become associated with crime and urban decay. The designers’ intention is to emphasise that while much of the legend of Ponte is true, one is left with the feeling that the building’s notoriety is somewhat exaggerated – that its decline is as fictional as its initial utopian intentions were misplaced and unrealized.