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Cairo Unveils Pyramid-Themed Skyscraper

Well, it's definitely better than that sun-scorching walkie talkie monstrosity in London.

Egypt's government has unveiled plans to create a pyramid-inspired skyscraper for Cairo's skyline. Images released by the Egyptian Ministry of Housing depict a stunning two-stage design, with an 200 metre high obelisk-shaped building adjoined by a smaller pyramid, which includes a built-in walkway and fountains.

When built, it will become the country's tallest building, bigger even than the Great Pyramid from which it draws its inspiration.

The Minister of Housing Moustafa Madbouly declared that the purpose of the building is to boost the city's flagging economy, as well as improve the landscape, commenting that “It is an administrative, commercial and entertainment project as it includes buildings for various purposes, in addition to the unique, 200-meter tower.”

The Zayed Crystal Spark project will use a 798,000 square metre area in the Sheikh Zayed district in West Cairo, and will seemingly be a joint public-private enterprise, with the cost as-yet-unknown.

Now how about a camel-inspired skyscraper down the road?

[via My Modern Met]