Cairo, Egypt's largest city.
Cairo, Egypt's largest city.
Grand Hyatt Cairo
Foreign Ministry Building Cairo
Foreign Ministry Building Cairo
Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo
Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo
Giza pyramids
Giza pyramids
San Stefano Grand Plaza in Alexandria
San Stefano Grand Plaza in Alexandria

List of tallest buildings and structures in Egypt. Egypt is one of the largest tourist destinations in the world, which generates a large percentage of its GDP. Cairo's skyline is one of the most densely packed in Africa and continues to grow.[citation needed]

The tallest building in Egypt is the Iconic Tower at height of 393.8 m (1,292 ft) in the New Administrative Capital. It became the tallest building in Africa in October 2020 after surpassing 250 meters and is expected to fully completed in 2022.[1]

The tallest structure in Egypt is the El-Mahalla El-Kubra TV Mast at a height of 323 meters, and the tallest free-standing structure is the Iconic Tower of the New Administrative Capital with 250 meters (820 ft) out of 393.8 meters (1,266 ft) already built as of October 2020.[2]

Tallest structures

This list ranks Egyptian structures that stand at least 100 m (328 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires, architectural details and antenna masts.

Building Pinnacle height Floors Year City
Notes
Iconic Tower 393.8 m

(1,266 ft)

77 2022 New Administrative Capital Currently under construction. Topped out in August 2021.

Recently crowned the tallest building in Africa surpassing The Leonardo (Sandton).

El-Mahalla El-Kubra TV Mast 323 m

(1,060 ft)

? El-Mahalla El-Kubra Guyed mast. Tallest structure in Egypt.
Suez Canal overhead powerline crossing 221 m

(725 ft)

1998 Fifth Shyakha Electricity pylons. Tallest structure in Suez. Tallest transcontinental structure in the world.
Cairo Tower 187 m (614 ft) 62 1961 Cairo
Suez Canal Bridge[3] 154 m

(505 ft)

2001 El Qantara Bridge pylons. Tallest structures in Ismailia.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building, Cairo[4] 143 m (469 ft) 39 1994 Cairo
El Gezira Tower Movenpick Hotel[5] 142 m (466 ft) 43 1996 Cairo
Grand Nile Tower Hotel[6] 142 m (466 ft) 41 2002 Cairo
Nile City South Tower[7] 142 m (466 ft) 34 2003 Cairo
Nile City North Tower[8] 142 m (466 ft) 34 2002 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 18[9] 140 m (460 ft) 42 1985 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 17[9] 140 m (460 ft) 42 1985 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 16[9] 140 m (460 ft) 42 1985 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 15[9] 140 m (460 ft) 42 1985 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 14[9] 140 m (460 ft) 42 1985 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 13[9] 140 m (460 ft) 42 1985 Cairo
Great Pyramid of Giza 138.8 m (455 ft) 2560 BCE Giza Tallest structure in Giza.
Pyramid of Khafre 136.4 m (448 ft) 2560 BCE Giza
The St. Regis Cairo 136 m (446 ft) 36 2021 Cairo
National Bank of Egypt Tower 1 135 m (443 ft) 33 1986 Cairo
National Bank of Egypt Tower 2 135 m (443 ft) 33 1986 Cairo
San Stefano Grand Plaza 135 m (443 ft) 35 2006 Alexandria Tallest structure in Alexandria.[10]
Bank Misr Building 130 m (430 ft) 29 1985 Cairo
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza[11] 127 m (417 ft) 31 1999 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 12[12] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 11[12] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 10[12] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 9[12] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 8[12] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 7[12] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 6[12] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 5[12] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
Ras Ghareb wind turbines[13] 120 m (390 ft) 2019 Ras Ghareb 125 wind turbines. Tallest structures in the Red Sea Governorate.
Residences Roda Island[14] 118 m (387 ft) 39 ?? Cairo
Aswan Dam 111 m

(364 ft)

1970 Aswan Tallest structure in Nubia.
Ramses Hilton & World Trade Center[15] 110 m (360 ft) 36 1980 Cairo
Hilton World Trade Center Residences I[16] 110 m (360 ft) 32 ?? Cairo
Semiramis Inter-Continental Hotel[17] 107 m (351 ft) 29 ?? Cairo
Four Seasons Cairo at First Residence[18] 103 m (338 ft) 30 ?? Cairo
Belmont Building[19] 102 m (335 ft) 32 1954 Cairo
Alexandria City Centre Tower I[20] 100 m (330 ft) 30 2003 Alexandria
Radio & Television Building[21] 100 m (330 ft) 30 1957 Cairo
El Gezira Sheraton Hotel[22] 100 m (330 ft) 30 1984 Cairo
Conrad International Cairo Hotel[23] 100 m (330 ft) 30 1999 Cairo
The Fairmont Cairo[24] 100 m (330 ft) 25 2007 Cairo
A panorama of the Nile showing Cairo tower in the middle and two major bridges on the far right and left.
A wide angle shot of the Mediterranean coastline of Alexandria.

Tallest under construction

This lists skyscrapers that are under construction, approved or proposed in Egypt and planned to rise over 100 m (328 ft) tall, but are not yet completed structures. As of February 2011 there are 27 buildings under construction and many planned.

Under construction, approved, and proposed

Name Height
m / ft
Floors Year City Status
Oblisco Capitale 1,000 m (3,300 ft) 165 2030 New Administrative Capital Approved
Father and Son Skyscraper 470 m (1,540 ft) 112 2015 Cairo Proposed
Iconic Tower 393.8 m (1,292 ft) 79 2022 New Administrative Capital Under construction
Nut Tower 1 380 m (1,250 ft) 80 2026 New Administrative Capital Proposed
Nile Tower Hotel 300 m (980 ft) 70 2014 Cairo Proposed
Nut Tower 2 250 m (820 ft) 65 2026 New Administrative Capital Proposed
Alamein Iconic tower[25][26] 250 m (820 ft) 68 2025 New Alamein Under construction
Nile Business City Tower 1 233 m (764 ft) 56 2026 New Administrative Capital Approved
Nile Business City Tower 2 233 m (764 ft) 56 2026 New Administrative Capital Approved
Nile Business City Tower 3 233 m (764 ft) 56 2026 New Administrative Capital Approved
Nile Business City Tower 4 233 m (764 ft) 56 2026 New Administrative Capital Approved
Downtown Tower A 200 m (660 ft) 56 2025 New Alamein Under construction
Downtown Tower B 200 m (660 ft) 56 2025 New Alamein Under construction
Downtown Tower C 200 m (660 ft) 56 2025 New Alamein Under construction
Downtown Tower D 200 m (660 ft) 56 2025 New Alamein Under construction
Diamond Tower 200 m (660 ft) 50 2026 New Administrative Capital Under construction
Infinity Tower [27][28] 200 m (660 ft) 28 2024 New Administrative Capital Under construction
New Administrative Capital Building D01 196 m (643 ft) 49 2022 New Administrative Capital Under Construction
New Administrative Capital Building C01 190 m (620 ft) 39 2023 New Administrative Capital Under Construction
The Gate A[29][30] 170 m (560 ft) 44 2023 New Alamein Under construction
The Gate B[29][30] 170 m (560 ft) 44 2023 New Alamein Under construction
New Administrative Capital Building C04 170 m (560 ft) 35 2022 New Administrative Capital Under construction
New Administrative Capital Building C07 160 m (520 ft) 32 2022 New Administrative Capital Under construction
New Administrative Capital Building C08 160 m (520 ft) 32 2022 New Administrative Capital Under Construction
Peace Lighthouse 145 m (476 ft) ? 2007 Alexandria Stale proposal
Levels Business City Tower 145 m (476 ft) 36 2026 New Administrative Capital Under construction
New Cairo City Towers ? 35 2008 Cairo Under construction
Al-Futtaim Investment Tower ? ? 2008 Cairo Proposed
Shaza Cairo Nile 200 m 50 2016 Cairo Under construction
OIA Towers 1 111 m (364 ft) 30 2023 New Administrative Capital Under Construction
OIA Towers 2 111 m (364 ft) 30 2023 New Administrative Capital Under Construction
Dreamland ? 20 2008 Cairo Proposed

See also

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