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Pyramid-Inspired Skyscraper Plans Developing in Egypt

Amy Frearson |   in  ·
March 3, 2015

The Egyptian government has revealed plans to construct a 200-metre-high skyscraper modelled on the country’s most famous architectural structures.

Proposed for Cairo’s Sheikh Zayed City as part of a wider development, the Zayed Crystal Spark would be a 49-storey building composed of two pyramids – one tall and slim, and the other broad and short. The tower would become the country’s tallest building, surpassing the 143-metre-high Ministry of Foreign Affairs by over 50 metres.

The name of the architect involved and the cost of the project have not yet been revealed, but Moustafa Madbouly, Egypt’s minister of housing, said it would be built through a partnership between real estate developers and the government’s New Urban Communities Authority…


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