Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron have designed this apartment tower floor plates and hanging terraces for Beirut, Lebanon. Created as part of a broader regulatory scheme to regenerate this area of the city, including a marina, the building will comprise five floor slabs of different sizes used in various combinations to create a mixture of overhangs and terraces. The concept proposed building, structure and appearance are designed for both the awareness and respect for the city, and the same confident optimism that he shares with contemporary Beirut. The project is based on five principles: the layers and terraces, inside and out, vegetation, views and privacy, light and identity. The result is a building vertically in layers expressed by the different sizes of slabs that create both openness and privacy. The building will have vegetation on the terraces to provide privacy and space in the main entrance to act as a continuation of Green Avenue neighbor. The fine detail and a focus on concerted orchestration provide an efficient building materials and luxury. Conscious use of energy, environmental engineering, together with the integration of vegetation in the architecture, improve the quality of life at the same while loans to the sustainability of the building. The structure of 116 meters will be supported by columns in a regular grid, 14.7 meters, with each floor plate glass that dominates at least 60 centimeters. 129 individual apartments, duplexes and townhouses are available, divided into different groups along the tower. The project should be completed in 2013.