Here is a series of pictures just published by Save Beirut Heritage, which is campaigning to stop what it says is the imminent demolition of some 30 heritage buildings for the Fouad Boutros highway project.

Also at stake is the clearing of a wide swath of some of Beirut’s last undeveloped green spaces. The works could endanger dozens more old buildings, SBH claims.

SBH says it had proposed a park, but that plan seems to have been rejected.

More to come…

UPDATE: I’ve just spoken to the lead engineer and he says the project will begin “in about a month.”

Update: You can read my full report on the project in The Daily Star here

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