The Quarterly

July - September 1998    Email :

The August 20, 1998 Council of Ministers' meeting, held in the Grand Serail for the first time since October 1981, represents the official return of the seat of government to the heart of Beirut. Greatly enhancing the stature and architectural quality of the Beirut Central District, the magnificent building is the first of meticulous renovation works which stretched over four years.
As it dominates the surrounding hill,
the Grand Serail benevolently overlooks the reconstruction of the BCD, symbolizing yet a new turn in Beirut's history, one of regained life and vigor.