Solidere Clock Tower
Located in Nejmeh Square (nejmeh means star, and is so named because the six roads converging on the square resemble a star) in Downtown Beirut, the Solidere Clock Tower is an iconic symbol of Beirut. It dates from the French Mandate and is one of the few historic structures that remain intact in Downtown. The tower managed to survive the civil war relatively unscathed.
Other than the clock tower, the square is pretty mundane. You’ll naturally run across it while you’re downtown – there’s no need to go out of your way to see it. The surrounding neighborhood is the historic heart of the city, and contains interesting shops and architecture.