Here’s a rare video shared by Old Beirut of Martyrs Square and its surrounding back in 1995. Saifi village, Al Amin Mosque, Virgin Megastore and several other buildings weren’t built yet. I think the only two major buildings that remain untouched till today are Burj el Murr and the bullet-scarred Holiday Inn Hotel.

PS: I’m gonna try dig out old Beirut pictures from 1995 and compare them with recent pictures.