EL HAWA

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Artist Jad El Khoury’s temporary installation Burj El Hawa (Tower of Air) inhabits a 34-story skyscraper in Beirut, known as Murr Tower or the Beirut Trader Center. Using brightly colored curtains found in a typical Beirut home, Khoury transforms this empty building which was used as a snipers hideout in the Lebanese Civil War in 1975. 

A towering presence in the city, the skyscraper now projects the artist’s message of hope and vitality to the community rather than one of war and unresolved conflict. 

Khoury’s installation Burj El Hawa will remain in the skyscraper until July 2018.