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Egypt to build 200-m-tall pyramid skyscraper

April 2015

Egypt has unveiled plans to build a 200-m-high pyramid skyscraper, Zayed Crystal Spark, on a 798,000-sq-m area at Sheikh Zayed City in Cairo.

The upcoming development – a mix of government, commercial, and entertainment space – will be constructed through a public/private partnership. On completion, it will become the tallest tower in the country, reported the Daily News Egypt.

The project is being developed in partnership with Egypt’s New Urban Communities Authority (Nuca), stated the report, citing the Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly.

The development, located in the southern expansions of 6th of October City, was the first housing project to be announced at the Economic Summit held in Sharm El Sheikh last month.

According to him, Zayed Crystal Spark will be a 49-storey building composed of two pyramids – one tall and slim, and the other broad and short.

“The project consists of administrative and commercial areas and a central amusement park, in addition to the mixed-purpose Icon Tower,” he said.

“The height allowed for a number of floors of administrative and commercial buildings ranging from eight to 10 floors, and up to three floors for the entertainment use, while an increase is allowed for the Icon Tower to 49 floors,” he added.

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