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Cairo tower
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The Cairo Tower stands in the Zamalek district on Gezira Island in the River Nile, close to the city centre. At 187 m, it is 43 metres higher than the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Cairo Tower was built from 1956 to 1961, reportedly to convince a sceptical world the nation had the capability to construct the Aswan Dam. Designed by the Egyptian architect Naoum Chebib, the tower's partially open lattice-work design is intended to evoke a lotus plant. The tower is crowned by a circular observation deck and a rotating restaurant with a view over Cairo.
zumba, 30.11.2009 13.25

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