Sunday, December 17, 2017

Corm House - questioning history (47)

Artworks by Tarek Chemaly
That was the first skyscraper in Beirut, designed by "reluctant tycoon" Charles Corm who had the Ford cars dealership (and the Fordson tractors) for Lebanon Syria Transjordan, Palestine and Turkey. On his 40th birthday he would quit his business to become the poet he is known today. The house was furnished by masters such as Mies Van Der Roe or Marcel Breuer. The bottom of the building was actually the assembly line of the Ford cars.