Almost all of the residents of the town of Whittier in Alaska, USA, live in the same building. With a video published by TikTok phenomenon Jenessa Lorenz, it was revealed that 318 people live in a 14-storey apartment, while the building from the Second World War has a church, post office, market and a tunnel leading to the school.
In the town of Whittier in the US state of Alaska, everyone lives in the building known as Begich Towers.
In the town of Whittier, about 100 kilometers southeast of Anchorage, Alaska, 318 people live in a former army barracks that resembles a huge 14-story hotel.
The building, which was heard in the video released by a TikTok phenomenon named Jenessa Lorenz, has almost everything for the residents of the town. Realizing that the town she lives in is trending, Jenessa said in her broadcast about the town, “There is a town where everyone lives in the same building and I live in that building right now.”
In the broadcast, he said, “There is a post office, a church, a store and an administration office in this building. In the basement of this building, we have a tunnel that goes to the school across the street,” adding that there are 318 people living in the building.
While the video of the phenomenon, which states that she has lived in this building for about 7 years, was watched by 14 million people, Jenessa Lorenz answered the questions from those who watched the video.
When asked why everyone lives in the same building, Jenessa said, “There are no houses here because you can’t buy property because most of it belongs to the railway.” “That’s why everyone lives in one building, because you can’t buy property.” Stating that there is also a market and a police station in the building, Jenessa Lorenz also explained the history of the settlement.
The TikTok phenomenon said, “Whittier has been around since the 1940s, it was built during the Second World War, and it was a military bunker,” while “After the Second World War, a lot of people left, but we still had a large population until the 1964 earthquake,” said one of the TikTok users. “What do you do in the summer?” To the question, Lorenz said, “There are many things you can do in the summer. You can go boating, hiking, fishing or jet skiing” while saying “There is almost nothing to do in winter because everything is pretty much closed. “The weather is very bad here in the winter,” he said.
Noting that most of the people living in the building are old, the phenomenon said, “There are very few young people around. He said, “There are only 20 people who can be considered my age,” and “No one is a couple here because we all grew up together.”