Beirut skyline captures religious rivalry and harmony
City sees a newly built cathedral bell tower next to the soaring minarets of a landmark mosque
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 - 5:50 AM
The bell tower of Saint George Cathedral is Beirut's tallest at 72 metres - the same height as the four minarets of the Mohammad Al-Amin mosque.
IN Beirut's rapidly evolving skyline, a newly built cathedral bell tower has risen next to the soaring minarets of a landmark mosque, symbolising both religious coexistence and competition in a city split by sectarian war from 1975 to 1990.