lowbrowculture

collects stories and ideas from John Kelly

Whittier, Alaska

Whittier, Alaska is a town of just under 200 people, nearly all of whom live in one fourteen-story high-rise, a former military barracks built by the US Army in the 1950s … The fourteen-story high-rise—called Begich Towers, or BTI—contains a post office, a police station, a grocery store, a Laundromat, a health clinic, and a church. (There once was a combination video rental store and tanning salon, but it’s been closed for a while now.)

Maybe it’s because I just finished reading Station Eleven (highly recommended, btw!), but this sounds like the perfect setting for a dystopian novel.