An earlier version of the plan for the park (The Daily Star/HO)
This story has been updated to clarify Charbel Maalouf's profession.
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The Beirut governor's office is fine-tuning a design for a public park on a piece of formerly forested land in Tayyouneh that was excavated six months ago, an adviser to the governor told The Daily Star.The park will sit on a piece of land that was occupied by parasol pine trees until its excavation in September to make way for the construction of a General Security building. Following public outcry, General Security canceled the plan, and Beirut Gov. Ziad Chebib said a public park would instead be established on the land.It sits opposite the capital's biggest public green space, Horsh Beirut, separated by a road that sectioned it off from the main park when Beirut's road network was expanded in the mid-1900s.The park will be named the Internal Security Forces Martyrs' Garden, he said.
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