The Al-Qahira (Cairo), a
megacity which houses Africa’s only subway, is the
continent’s largest city. The city is home to numerous
monumental edifices. Aside from the great pyramids which had
been built over 4,500 years ago, there are several modern
architectural masterpieces in Cairo, Egypt.
The Cairo Tower, a famous city landmark, just recently
underwent extensive repair and renovation after almost 60
years since it was first built. This posed an unusual and
difficult challenge as the tower’s exterior is decorated
with over 8 million porcelain mosaic tiles. Each tile needed
to be replaced and several other repairs had to be made.
The renovation contract which involved changing the
mosaic, repairing the plaster, cleaning the granite,
and checking the structure’s integrity was awarded
to the Arabian Construction Company.
standards had to be met for the monumental task of
renovating the Cairo Tower. The Arabian Construction
Company enlisted the services of the Eczacibasi
Koramic Yapi Kimyasallari, a Turkish company, and
Wacker, a German company, to help with all
The Cairo Tower offers visitors the best view of the
beautiful city of Cairo. Located just north of the
Museum of Modern Art, the Cairo Tower offers a great
view of the city’s modern and ancient sites.
Standing at 187 meters, the Cairo Tower takes up the
appearance of a lotus plant and is fourth highest tower in