Save Achrafieh from the Fouad Boutros Project

Hummus For Thought


Based on various studies done by NGOs and the Civil Coalition including Save Beirut Heritage against the Fouad Boutros Project, here’s what this project would cause if implemented*:

  • The demolition of around 30 buildings, some of high heritage value.
  • The uprooting of about a hundred trees (Many of which are centennial).
  • The destruction of around 10,000sqm of green spaces.
  • The fragmentation of a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.
  • Further pollution and noise.
  • Increase of traffic in some areas and lack of parking space.

* The information was taken from the quick summary presented on BlogBaladi. Thank you Najib.

The hashtag on Twitter is ‪#‎StopTheHighway‬ and the Dress Code is Black.

I’ll be uploading pictures later in the day. Please join us.

Second protest is on Sunday the 2nd of March 2014 starting 11:00 at Rmeil area near Maronite Archbishopric of Beirut, in front of Sagesse club.

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