Barakat Building: A Reminder of The Past

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Photo Blog by Marwan Tahtah

Barakat Building stands as a memory of 15 years of civil war. A scar in the heart of Beirut that stands to remind the population of the atrocities that were committed between 1975 and 1990. The building is now said to be transformed into a museum to keep the memory alive. A memory of a time that still haunts us decades after, and a memory of a dying architectural heritage The building was first built by architect Youssif Aftimos, then Fouad Jozah added two stories onto the building in 1932. Its neo-Ottoman design is a rare sight, nowadays, in the new skyscraper setting of Beirut.

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