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  • Historical Places In Cairo:

    - Cairo Tower


    The Cairo Tower (Arabic: برج القاهرة‎‎, Borg Al-Qāhira) - commonly known to locals as "Nasser's Pineapple" (Arabic: اناناسة ناصر Ananas Nasser) - is a free-standing concrete tower located in Cairo, Egypt. At 187 m (614 ft), it has been the tallest structure in Egypt and North Africa for about 50 years. It was the tallest structure in Africa for 10 years, until 1971 when it was surpassed by Hillbrow Tower in South Africa. One of Cairo's well-known modern monuments, sometimes considered Egypt's second most famous landmark after the Pyramids of Giza, it stands in the Gezira district on Gezira Island in the River Nile, close to Downtown.  more