January - March 2000 Email : Solidere@Lebanon.com

Aerial view of Beirut city center, focusing on the conservation area. Bordered by churches and mosques, the Roman Cardo Maximus in the foreground is the site of hadîquat as-Samâb (Garden of Forgiveness), which was the subject of an international landscaping competition. Behind it are the star-shaped Nejmeh area and the Serail bill.