At any given time, Beirut’s skyline is a kaleidoscope of chaos. While the economy may be struggling, in the city center luxury developments rise up with mesmeric frequency. In a country where long-term urban planning is woefully lacking, dozens of skyscrapers emerge every year — towering over the city’s ancient buildings.
We decided to capture the madness. First our photographer went to the Biel waterfront area of the city to take the image. Then we set about documenting each development — visiting each site to get details.