beirut. night.

they say you can tell how quickly a city is growing (new money, new people) based on the number of construction cranes on the horizon. beirut is no exception. no doubt lots of change has come since the end of the civil war but big projects are still in the works: nearly a third of the city looks like it’s being redeveloped and there’s always something just around the corner. (another measure might be the number of fancy cars on the streets: i counted more in downtown beirut than i remember seeing in most neighborhoods in new york city!)