Tripoli’s crumbling future

Designed by world-famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, this park stands as a testimony to a future that never was for Lebanon’s second city of Tripoli. Commissioned as part of an effort to develop the city, it was completed just one year before Lebanon’s civil war began in 1975. Today, the 250 acre space stands frozen in time and has been left to slowly crumble, while Tripoli remains largely neglected by the government.