Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rafiq Hariri's only contribution: Ugly Beirut

"Solidere has often been criticised for destroying historic buildings that could have been saved, and for turning the colourful historic centre, which used to be a meeting point of cultures and religions, into a glitzy but soulless area for the rich. "The neighbourhood has lost all its character, no-one can afford to live there," says architect Assem Salam." (thanks Mohammad)