The opening of Lebanon National Library

Today saw the opening ceremony of our new Lebanon National Library. The library is one of the few remaining buildings in Beirut that tell the history of Lebanon under Ottoman Rule. Originally built in 1907, the building, with its beautiful architecture, is a cultural asset and a significant symbol for Beirut the city, for its cultural heritage, and for the Lebanese way of life. 

With hard work and great engineering, A.R. Hourie completed the project in September 2017. The project comprised 2 phases of renovation and addition. The renovation brought the library back to life after years of being closed. Now, the original architecture that makes this building a true historic landmark is open for visitors to enjoy.