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Iconic Tower (Egypt)

The Iconic Tower is a supertall skyscraper in the New Administrative Capital of Egypt. With a total structural height of 394 metres (1,293 ft), it is already the tallest building in Africa. It will have 77 floors, mostly for office use, and is one of 20 towers being built as part of the central business district in the new capital city. The total area of the tower exceeds 241,000 m2 (2,590,000 sq ft) Construction Construction of the Iconic Tower officially began in May 2018. Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly visited the construction site to attend a ceremony that marked the start of concrete pouring operations on the foundations in 2019. China State Construction Engineering is the main contractor for the project, which employs over 5,000 workers The tower project's architect of record is Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners. The overall plan for the new Cairo development project, led by the Egyptian Ministry of Housing, includes 20 high-rises in the complex surrounding Iconic Tower. It was planned and inspired by the shape of a pharaonic obelisk, with the glass exterior representing the Egyptian god Amun’s Shuti crown. In July 2021, all structural concrete work was completed for the tower and on 24 August 2021, the tower topped out at its full height of 394 metres (1,293 ft). Upon completion, it will be the tallest building in Africa, overtaking the Great Mosque of Algiers Tower in Algeria

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