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Samir Kassir Square

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Downtown, Beirut district

Samir Kassir Square, is situated across the street from Le Grey Hotel, in downtown Beirut within Beirut Central District, and was designed by architect Vladimir Djurovic. The square is a leafy, shaded refuge from the bustle of downtown, with a soothing, sobering water fountain and a pair of wonderfully gnarled, mature ficus trees. Between these is a statue of Samir Kassir, a scholar and leading political journalist assassinated for his anti-Syrian regime views in 2005.