Africa’s Tallest Iconic Tower Is Under Construction In Egypt

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Egypt is continuing to progress in its process of urbanisation, as the construction of the Iconic Tower in the New Administrative Capital is almost done. Upon completion of this structure, the building will be the tallest structure in Africa, which demonstrates Egypt’s rising states and capacities in the construction as well as architecture industries.

Construction Overview

The Iconic Tower is one of various projects that comprise the plan to build a new administrative capital for Egypt to ease traffic congestion in Cairo and stimulate growth. The tower itself is a multi-functional build which is intended and designed to accommodate offices, hotels, and commercial spaces. It is expected to rise up to 394 meters, making it taller than the 381 meters Carlton Centre in Johannesburg , which was the tallest building in Africa.


Cost and Funding

The construction of the Iconic Tower has been very costly, and the estimated cost for this project has been approximately $3 billion. Such an investment would correlate with the size of the project and the level of engineering needed to bring such a monumental edifice to fruition. This has been in combinations of government grants and private financing, which underlines the integrated effort to achieve this dream.

Construction Timeline

The construction of the Iconic Tower started in May 2018, and there are signs that the project has been going on well. However,there are some challenges like logistic difficulties and COVID 19 pandemic, the project is near conclusion. Construction of the tower should be completed and fully functional by the close of the year 2024.

Thus, the Iconic Tower is designed by Dar Al-Handasah, an internationally recognized architectural firm that applies modern architectural and engineering concepts. It has a slender and contemporary style, which not only looks attractive but also possesses structures that can withstand earthquakes and strong gales common in its location. The building is intended to be technologically complex with a sleek outer shell, the use of energy-saving equipment and modern security systems, effectively meeting the requirements for constructing tall buildings around the world.

Economic and Social Impact

The Iconic Tower is not merely a construction; it is a symbol of Egypt’s desire for economic development and the effects of globalization. It will act as a landmark in New Administrative Capital where people will visit to transact business, tourists and investors. Its construction is expected to continue the growth of the area and create more employment opportunities to the inhabitants.

In addition, the tower is expected to emerge as a major attraction for tourists from all parts of the world. Its size and location on the skyline will be its embodiment of a combination of historical greatness and contemporary advancement.

The Iconic Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital is on the brink of becoming a symbolic monument not only for Egypt, but for the entire African continent. It also represents all the ambitions of the Egyptian city with a huge investment, an architectural innovation, and a commanding position. The Iconic Tower is a symbol of progress and an example of what can be done when the idea is born and people come together to implement it.

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