Fordlandia – the failure of Henry Ford’s utopian city in the Amazon

Publicado: agosto 19, 2016 en Uncategorized

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Derelict rubber factories in Fordlandia. Photograph: Colin McPherson/Corbis via Getty Images

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By 1940, the plant employed 400 people. Photograph: The collections of Henry Ford

In the 1920s the US industrialist wanted to found a city based on the values that made his company a success – while, of course, producing cheap rubber. The jungle city that bore his name ended up one of his biggest failures

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/aug/19/lost-cities-10-fordlandia-failure-henry-ford-amazon

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