Fireworks explode over downtown Beirut, Lebanon, during New Year's celebrations, on January 1, 2018. AFP / ANWAR AMRO
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Last week, Downtown Beirut, witnessed a spectacular open-air street party on New Year's Eve. The event, which was held under the patronage of Prime Minister Saad Hariri and organized by Beirut's municipality, opened the closed area of Downtown for people to come and enjoy this night. The decision put the Downtown area in recovery phase after its death for several years, caused by the barriers and obstacles at all its entrances.But how was Downtown Beirut before its temporary death?Consequently, and after the reconstruction, the city began to take its first steps in the recovery phase, which encouraged the private sector to step in and start to invest in it.Downtown Beirut needs ongoing events for it to come back to life.
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