For decades, the curious triangular building in the Clemenceau neighborhood has stood abandoned. But that seems set to change.
Here’s a panoramic shot of the building in context of the new glass and steel towers that surround it:
I’m glad I took these shots randomly a few weeks ago–maybe unconsciously anticipating the building would be demolished one day, like the 80 percent of heritage buildings that have been destroyed in Beirut over recent years.
One thing I’ve learned: If you see something old and beautiful in Lebanon, be sure to take a picture of it immediately because it might not be there when you come back.