Standing unfinished in the south of Tripoli are 15 semi-completed buildings that were designed in 1960 by world famous Brazilian architect, Oscar Neimeyer.

Created for the International Fair in Tripoli, the incomplete buildings have been deserted since their construction's halt in 1975--due to the Lebanese Civil War. Now only the occasional interested architect or tourist visits the decaying site.

Like something out of a horror movie, the 15 buildings are the Lebanese equivalent of 10,000 hectare's worth of a run-down theme park; except this one never actually opened to begin with.

If you're interested in learning more about Neimeyer's unfinished work or just have an eye for architectural digs, make sure to check out "Regarding Suspended Architecture in Lebanon Symposium" at Beirut Art Center tomorrow.

The Deserted Architectural Wonder in Tripoli

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