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Title: Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut) _ Solidere, 1994-1997

Date: 1994-1997

Beginning in the mid-1990s, hundreds of buildings in downtown Beirut were demolished, their rubble dumped in the sea, to rebuild the new post-war city center. 

The video below derives from dozens of implosion videos recorded by irritated former tenants who had been ousted and/or bought off to make room for the new downtown.

Unsurprisingly, this downtown became the site of tumultuous events that were neither anticipated nor desired by its developers.

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