Running parallel to Islamic architecture, Christian architecture was also built,
primarily in the form of churches and housing. Unfortunately, due to instability
and wars over the years many early buildings have been destroyed or have been rebuilt
in more modern styles. Of the remaining historic architecture, nearly all of it
can be found in the capital of Beirut.
Like the historic architecture, most modern architecture can be found in the capital
as well. Modern architecture arrived in the mid-1900s when an incredible amount
of building took place as Lebanon became the banking capital of the Middle East.
However, this architectural blossoming ended with wars and violence as their return
to building has been slow; much of the construction immediately after the wars has
been in renovations.
In the 1980s the country again began to build, this time in a post-modern style
as most of this architecture was constructed in the capital of Beirut, including
the President's Palace.