. Located in Beirut, its construction began in 1974, a year before the beginning of the civil war. It was meant to be the Trade Center of Lebanon. Like most of the towers in the city, militias took over it during the war.
It has always been sad, empty, and haunted by the past. This 40-story unfinished tower stood still while the urban landscape in Beirut changed many times. The Lebanese street artist Jad El Khoury proposed a project that added a splash of color on the tower. With the help of his friend Bassel Dalloul, he hung balcony shades in the windows of the tower from top to bottom. The result is quite impressive! Many people have proposed over the years projects that would revive the tower. Some even use Photoshop or their drawing skills to re-imagine Al Murr Tower.