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Cairo Tower is 187 meter high and in the form of a latticework tube. It fans out at the top. Moreover, the tower imitates a lotus plant. In fact, Cairo Tower ranks the fourth among the world highest towers. It is really nice to be up high in Cairo. The Tower gives one a prospective view of this great city. It is with it’s modern and ancient districts. One of the best views is indeed from the Cairo Tower. Furthermore, it located on Gezira Island (Zemalak). It is just north of the Modern Art museum. The tower provides a panoramic vision of Cairo. Cairo Tower made of granite. It is the same material which often used by the ancient Egyptians. Moreover, it is about 45 meters higher than the Great Pyramid at Giza.
Cairo Tower was the best place to dine out for the late President Gamal Abdul Nasser. He used to go together with his family to dine in the tower’s restaurant. Today, the restaurant rotates at an almost unnoticeable speed. Signatures of all the presidents who visited the tower are here in the honoring book. And even engraved in the tower’s walls keeping unforgettable memories. But such politicians were not the only ones who loved the tower. One of the tower first visitors was Hollywood movie star, Katherine Hepburn. It had somewhat of a rocky footing back then in Egyptian American politics. Moreover, it actually financed with American funds. It not exactly what the Americans expected Nasser to do with the money.
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In fact, Cairo Tower completed in 1961 under the direction of Naum Chebib. Some say that the tower is, after the Great Pyramid, Cairo’s most famous landmark. This highest of Cairo’s buildings is a highlight of the modern city. The best time to visit the tower is at sunset. It is when millions of twinkling lights come to life. From here, one can make out on a clear day the easternmost extent of Cairo. It is where the dark gray buildings run up against the cliff face of the Muqattam Hills. Looking west, the pyramids mark the limits of the city and the start of the desert.
Nile River flows north to the Mediterranean, seeming to slice Cairo in two. To better ease the view, there are also telescopes. The Tower opens every day from 9:00 in the morning until 1:00 the next morning. The whole of Cairo awaits you at the top of the tower. This is not a sight one should miss. Note that one must pay to take photos from the tower, and video camera tickets are somewhat expensive.