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In the 1960s, a now-abandoned structure that was intended to become an aquarium was designed to dominate the skyline of Batroun, a city lying 40 km North of Beirut, Lebanon. Today, this structure is a “Tier Paysage”, (a “Third Landscape”). Resting in its abandonment, one can say that the most architectural thing about it is the state of decay in which it is. It occupies a direct location on the seashore, with its raw concrete remains having been merged into the urban fabric of the city.