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Cairo Tower

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Identification

Cairo Tower
103322

Map

Structure in General

observation tower
existing [completed]
concrete
light brown
modernism

Usages

observation tv transmission
restaurant

Facts

  • The capsule at the top of the tower contains a revolving restaurant, cafeteria and outdoor public viewing deck.
  • Cairo Tower is the tallest all-concrete structure in the world (i.e. no steel frames or columns).
  • 14 meters in diameter, the tower rests on a steel-reinforced concrete slab.
  • 500 workers were needed to construct the tower.
  • The design is inspired by the lotus flower, which along with papyrus is the most revered plant in Egyptian history.
  • Made up of 8 million small mosaic lozenges.

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Location

Sharia Hadayek el Zuhreya
Cairo
Cairo
Egypt

Technical Data

613.52 ft
613.52 ft
524.93 ft
1961

Involved Companies

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Revolving floor is present
  • Transmission antenna on roof
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