Ranked as the highest tower in Egypt, Cairo Tower was built during the reign of president Gamal Abdel Nasser (1956–1970) in Egypt, as a bold form of Architecture to stand out as a wonder in the world. 90 floors high of a round cylindrical building of a 14 meters diamter, 187 meters high (almost 613 ft), Naoum Shebib was chosen by the government to build the tower as a skyscraper to represent modern Egypt where it took him almost 5 years to fully construct it.
Although the architecture is featured by simple lines and cylindrical envelop of the internal main structure column, diamond pattern rows were different thus, their design required complex measurements and calculations to be executed. It’s authentic design reaches the top at the intertwining lines that forms the Pharaonic inspiration of the lotus flower at the very top. Mosaics cover the exterior of the building as a coating to preserve its appearance.
The Cairo Tower has newly undergone EGP 35 million renovations and restorations for its 50th anniversary in April 2011. Located on Gezira Island near downtown the city of Cairo, you can actually enjoy the panoramic deck above the veins of Cairo, bridges over the Nile. You can see boats and bridges, the Opera House, Cairo’s grand hotels...etc, literally with 360 round angle preview.
Beautiful sightseeing, especially if you enjoy heights. There are a number of high restaurants and cafes, and a very chic revolving restaurant on top of the tower.
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