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September 15, 2020

Beirut residents try to save historic buildings damaged in port blast

  • Over 600 historic buildings were damaged; about 40 are at risk of collapse.
    Associated Press

    BEIRUT — For the past decade, art collector Nabil Debs has been working on turning his 19th century ancestral home in a historic neighborhood of Beirut to a hotel and art gallery. He planned to open it to the public in mid-August.

    Within seconds, his lifelong dream came crashing down, along with the two-story building's stone facade and front balcony as a massive explosion tore through Beirut, shearing off facades, blasting holes in buildings, doors, stones and shattering glass across the capital.

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