Spring 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
| 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.