Forensic Architecture investigation on the Beirut Port Explosion

Shortly after 6:00pm on 4 August 2020, an explosion ripped through the port of Beirut. It killed more than two hundred people, wounded over 6,500, and destroyed large parts of the city.

Forensic Architecture was invited by Mada Masr to examine open source information including videos, photographs, and documents to provide a timeline and a precise 3D model to help investigate the events of that day.

They collected and examined images and videos taken by witnesses of the blast and shared on different platforms online. Using details about the smoke, fires, and explosions, they were able to geolocate each piece of footage and calculate the camera’s cone of vision.

Forensic Architecture kindly agrees to share with members their very detailed modelling work.

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