Tearing down seasoned, vintage, traditional, iconic, “Lebanese” buildings to create space for…parking space?! Seriously?! And if it’s not a parking space, it’s most probably a butt-ugly high-rise building.
Such a shame.
I took a picture of this beautiful abandoned house in Hamra (Beirut) on Jean D’arc Street in March. “They” had already started to demolish the roof at that time. Take a look at the “after” shot I took yesterday. Wow…really sexy! 😀
Glad to see that tree is still surviving though. Surprisingly enough, the green space wasn’t bothering “them”.
Houses which are a symbol to Lebanese heritage are getting teared down everyday, and the exact opposite should happen. They should be preserved, renewed, and if abandoned, they should become museums. We don’t have a lot of those over here, you know.
I just wish the government would start regulating the bulldozing of these houses before Beirut ends up being a city only famous for its modern high-rise buildings. There’s more to Beirut than that.