Thursday, May 15, 2014
Lebanon - Beirut - Rue Maarad
Downtown, Maarad Street
Sent by Agnieska from Beirut, Lebanon.
Rue Maarad (Arabic: شارع المعرض) is a main street in the Beirut Central District, the “vibrant financial, commercial, and administrative hub of Lebanon". Severely damaged in the Lebanese Civil War, the street underwent a thorough reconstruction and development plan by the Lebanese real estate giant Solidere. The buildings along and around the street were preserved and restored emphasizing on their original character, and access to the street was limited only to pedestrian movement. (read further)