Residents of this area, worst affected by the civil war were "asked" to vacate their houses within a month. They were relocated, with "adequate compensation."
The story of cities that unravel from the real estate developers' magic bags are the same the world over. The busy area has been transformed into a souk, a high end shopping centre, touted as the Paris of the East! A cab driver laughed as he drove past, its too expensive for us to even stop for a moment to look around.
A newspaper office that had been devastated.
The rebuilding- mostly by workers from the poorer countries of the world.