The earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January 2010 killed thousands, toppled buildings, destroyed the capital and left the government in ruins. Haiti now risks crumbling to nothing; with disease spreading and virtually no business economy, they are in desperate need of a kick start. From Haiti's Ashes shows billionaire Denis O'Brien (indeed that Denis O'Brien) trying to pull Haiti back from the brink with help from Leslie Voltaire, a political figure in Haiti, and John McAslan, a Scottish architect. They identified two things the country needed fast: houses for the 750,000 left homeless by the quake, and a beacon rebuilding project that it could reunite around and thus reboot its shattered economy. They hit upon the huge Iron Market that lay at the heart of Port au Prince, the capital city of Haiti, as not only a market, but also a symbol of the city.