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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Cairo, Urban, Egypt en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1956-1961 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Shebib, Naoum en_US 1956-1961 en_US 2013-04-12T14:53:27Z 2013-04-12T14:53:27Z 1956-1961 en_US
dc.identifier 206676 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 935 en_US
dc.description View looking up at the tower, showing the partially open latticework design and summit intended to evoke a lotus plant; Cairo Tower is the tallest all-concrete structure in the world (i.e. no steel frames or columns). The design is inspired by the lotus flower. The capsule at the top of the tower contains a revolving restaurant, cafeteria and outdoor public viewing deck. Source: Emporis [website]; (accessed 1/18/2008) en_US
dc.format.medium concrete en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architectural exteriors en_US
dc.subject contemporary (1960 to present) en_US
dc.subject Modernist en_US
dc.title Cairo Tower en_US
dc.title.alternative Cairo Television Tower en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A2-EG-C-CT-A6 en_US
vra.culturalContext Egyptian (modern) en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype office building en_US
vra.worktype skyscraper en_US
vra.worktype broadcasting studio en_US
dc.contributor.display Naoum Shebib (Egyptian (modern) architect, 1915-1985) en_US

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