Architecture City Guide: Beirut

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Following a brutal 15-year civil war that tore the city apart, has recovered remarkably; it was voted the number one destination to visit by the New York Times in 2009, and, more recently, received a similar title by Frommer’s. The city is in the second phase of one of the biggest urban reconstruction projects in the world, run by Solidere, which has brought architects like Steven Holl, Herzog & DeMeuron, Zaha Hadid, Vincent James, and Rafael Moneo to the local scene. In less internationalized parts of the city sit the landmarks of the 1960s and 1970s, Beirut’s pre-war glory days, including buildings by names such as Alvar Aalto, Victor Gruen, and the Swiss Addor & Julliard. With a city growing as fast as Beirut it is impossible to have a final city guide, so we look forward to hearing your suggestions and building on this over the years.

Photos and a map of Beirut’s most exciting buildings after the break…


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Cite: Naja, Ramzi. "Architecture City Guide: Beirut" 09 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 01 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=368883>

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    One of my favorite building in Beirut is the Audi Bank Headquarter.
    You should add it to your roster of must see buildings.
    Best
    FvdK

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    souk Beirut, zaytouna bay with its surrounding high rise building are one of the best touristic places ever ,you should add it to your roster to make people inspired with this amazing city

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    souk Beirut, zaytouna bay with its surrounding high rise building are one of the best touristic places ever ,you should add it to your roster to make people see the beauty of this amazing city

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