beirut: versace damac tower

oh my...this has got to be the new pinnacle of beirutmania. behold the versace damac tower, a fiercely glammed-up real estate concoction by dubai-based damac properties. this is one of many new multimillion dollar structures that redefine the lebanese capital's downtown skyline, and in some cases also destroy its historic architectural legacy. construction of the 28-storey residential tower, two blocks down from the west marina in central beirut, has just started after it was halted for a few years. the building features 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom apartments and its main design feature is a rippling façade of glass that wraps around the exterior of each floor. as the name implies, there's a versace touch to this prestige project. its division versace home takes care of the interior design of all apartments. in fact, buyers can choose from two different design packages. each apartment is fitted out with a jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna. other facilities include multilevel parking and smart home technology. completion of the versace damac tower is scheduled for 2013. location: rue omar daouk [central beirut]. © damac properties