On street level, Huechuraba is a conundrum. Originally (with Recoleta) it formed part of Conchali, one of Santiago’s oldest suburbs, but in 1981 it was reborn as the Municipality of Huechuraba. In those days it was composed of campamentos (squatter camps) and poblaciones (of the working poor). In the 1990’s, the Ciudad Empresarial was built that today is a bubble of business headquarters, restaurants and flats. A very large hill crosses Huechuraba and effectively breaks it in two, on one side Pedro Fontova Norte, a modern residential area, and on the other, Huechuraba Antiguo.