Broken glass and window frames lay on the floor of the Sursock Palace, heavily damaged after the explosion in the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The level of destruction from the massive explosion at Beirut's port last week is ten times worse than what 15 years of civil war did.  (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Beirut’s once-thriving cultural community was already at breaking point. Then the blast hit