The Quarterly

April - June 1999  Email : Solidere@Lebanon.com

 

Landscaping
            the city center
S
pring enhances the charm of Beirut city center. This has been more so this year, as the landscaping master plan unfolds, with several gardens offering a variety of beautiful settings in harmony
with their immediate
environment.

The gradual occupation of restored and new buildings, accompanied by a number of street events and open-air activities, are adding vibrancy to the traditional city center. Tree-lined streets, garden squares and pedestrian areas create a pleasant environment and provide a breathing space for visitors and workers alike.
The Ghalghoul garden facing UN House was designed in a formal manner to indicate its eminence as an entry to the city center. It integrates features of the city's historic core such as granite stone paving with oak, bay and willow trees, typical of the Beirut landscape.