An imposing construction built for the US army in the ‘70s, the President Hotel was for years the biggest and most modern building in Saigon. Nearly 3,000 people lived in it at one time. This decaying architectural carcass will soon be destroyed to make room for modern towers and malls. Time runs layer after layer in this building. Its dilapidated walls hold signs of past lives, visually inspiring memories and elucidate moods and emotion. Here we discover a microcosm that bears witness to the last fifty years of Vietnamese history.