Construction Site, Beirut City Center
Construction in Beirut seemed endless in 2011-12 and I believe it still is. It’s a boomtown, and never stops building. Architects are hired from all over the world. Buildings go up fast.
Archaeological Dig, City Center
Saturday Afternoon, Below the Corniche, West Beirut
Possibly the only remaining segment of the original waterfront in Beirut after redevelopment by Solidere.
The Tsunami wall, built for hundreds of millions of dollars to protect luxury apartments from a potential tsunami. This replaced about one mile of authentic Beirut Waterfront.
Women at Cafe Hamra
Housing for Syrian Construction Workers
Lane Barden's Photographs of Beirut
During 2012-2014 Lane made six trips to Beirut Lebanon to photograph for a variety of designers, developers, and architects. One of his clients, Solidere, commissioned him to photograph the newly developed Beirut City Center. Another client hired Lane to photograph a new port annex in Tripoli, Lebanon. There were many other commissions, and during his travels there, he made images of his own from parts of Beirut rarely seen and photographed.