In Travel section on CNN website, there is a photo article by Jacopo Prisco, published on July 1, 2015 . You can figure out what’s about from its title: “Last chance to see: 25 magnificent structures on the verge of extinction”. Picture # 11: Old Buildings of Beirut: “As if decades of civil war and bombardments weren’t enough, the remaining old buildings of Beirut are now under threat by property developers who are looking to create new luxury blocks on real estate currently occupied by traditional structures. Many have been hastily deemed unfit for living, pushing residents away: less than 350 heritage buildings now remain.” Not only old buildings of Beirut are under threat, the sea, the beaches, the rivers, the mountains, the culture, the animals and the human being are under threat of extinction in Lebanon. Ignorance and greed …. At least a foreign journalist appreciates the architecture structures that we used to have.
Yo can see all 25 structures on this link.