Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Entrance to Green Square Tripoli Libya
Green Square (Arabic: الساحة الخضراء As Sāḥah āl Ḥaḍrā), also known as Martyrs' Square (Arabic: Maidan Al Shohdaa) is a downtown landmark at the bay in the city of Tripoli, Libya. The main commercial center of the city surrounds the square.
Green Square, also formerly known as Independence Square, will be renamed Martyr's Square after the revolution.
Green Square was originally constructed by the Italian colonial rulers. It features Tripoli's Red Castle on one side, with a wide avenue leading towards the seafront with two tall pillars. On top of the pillars are an iron-cast miniature wooden ship, the other one features a horse-back rider.
Green Square is the location of eight of the thirteen graves of the men of the USS Intrepid, including the three officers - MC Richard Somers and Lts. Henry Wadswrorth and Joseph Israel.