A growing number of Beirut’s old buildings are being acquired and demolished by real estate developers to be replaced by brand new residential complexes. Here is a short reportage by the staff of L’Orient-Le Jour on the Dargham buildings in Monot Street, Ashrafieh (uploaded on Friday, August 5, 2011).
I’d also like to share two remarkable websites dedicated to Beirut:
– Old Beirut, http://oldbeirut.tumblr.com/
Check out the grandeur of the town planning in this picture: Martyrs’ Square in 1935
– Fouad Debbas Collection, http://www.fouaddebbascollection.net/
Related post: “Erections In All Directions,” October 28, 2010.