Beirut Skyscrapers and Modern Buildings Walking Tour (Self Guided), Beirut

Since the end of the Lebanese Civil War in 1990, Beirut has been in the process of reviving. There is an ongoing construction boom. You can literally notice the Beirut skyline rising. Many skyscrapers were built after the War and plenty of others are still under construction. Most of them are luxurious residential condominiums. Beirut has been completely transformed after the war. Take this tour to discover the modern architecture of Beirut.
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Beirut Skyscrapers and Modern Buildings Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Beirut Skyscrapers and Modern Buildings Walking Tour
Guide Location: Lebanon » Beirut (See other walking tours in Beirut)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Author: rose
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Four Seasons Hotel
  • Marina Towers
  • Beirut Tower
  • Platinum Tower
  • Hosn 440 Tower
  • Al Mur Tower
  • Sursock Tower
  • ABC Mall
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Four Seasons Hotel

1) Four Seasons Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel in Solidere, Beirut, is part of one of the world's top luxury hotel chains. The skyscraper was completed in 2009, and is one of the tallest buildings in the city, rising 120 meters high, with 26 floors. The architectural style is modernist. The hotel was designed by architect Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners).
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Marina Towers

2) Marina Towers

Marina Towers is a residential complex near the Beirut Marina, and consists of a high-rise apartment building - Marina Tower, and two mid-rise apartment buildings - Marina Court and Marina Garden. Designed by renowned architect firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Marina Towers is built on over 7,000 sq meters of land with the main tower reaching a height of 150 meters, making it the second tallest building in Lebanon. The Marina Towers project is currently the biggest and most prestigious residential undertaking in the Mediterranean. It is a natural part of Beirut itself and features ultra luxurious simplex and duplex apartments and a penthouse with a private pool.

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Beirut Tower

3) Beirut Tower

Beirut Tower is located in Solidere and was completed in 2009. The skyscraper has a height of 112.17 meters with thirty floors. The architecture is post-modernist. The Beirut Tower was designed by Samir Khairallah & Partners. It is used as a residential condominium.
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Platinum Tower

4) Platinum Tower

Platinum Tower is a highrise residential building currently the tallest in Beirut. It occupies a large plot on the Saint George Bay Marina, and will be connected to the marina in the future by a pedestrian bridge.

It currently holds the status as the tallest building in Beirut at 153 m height, only to be eclipsed by the currently under-construction 195-meters-high Sama Beirut tower in the Achrafieh district of Beirut. The platinum has gradually occupied a significant location on the seafront, thus becoming an unmissable icon on Beirut's skyline.

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Sight description based on wikipedia
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Hosn 440 Tower

5) Hosn 440 Tower

Hosn 440 Tower is located in Mina el Hosn, Beirut, and is one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city, rising 142 meters above the sea level. Designed in the shape of a sail, the tower is used as a residential condominium. It features 27 different types of luxurious residential units.
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Al Mur Tower

6) Al Mur Tower

Al Mur Tower is about 100 meters tall. Its construction began in the early 1970s under the sponsorship of two Mur brothers. The construction was stopped by the Civil War. The tower is still incomplete - remains an empty concrete shell - even though the war ended in 1990.
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Sursock Tower

7) Sursock Tower

Sursock Tower is located in Ashrafiyeh, Beirut. It has 18 floors and is 90 meters tall. A lot of glass has been used in its facade. The skyscraper is a modernist structure designed by famous Lebanese architect Pierre El Khoury.
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ABC Mall

8) ABC Mall

ABC Mall is located in the Ashrafiyeh district of Beirut. It was opened in 2004. The Mall features a modernist architectural style, and is one of the main attractions of the Lebanese capital, housing an array of shops, restaurants and movie theaters.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 10 pm

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