Iconic Tower location and data
The iconic tower is located in the New Administrative Capital, specifically in the financial and business district, which includes 20 commercial, administrative, hotel and residential towers, in the middle of which is this tower. This neighborhood includes major banks and local and international companies, one of the world’s largest construction engineering companies (CSCEC) is implementing it, the general manager of this company stated that this tower requires 6 continuous days of work in order to complete an entire floor of it.
The height of the tower is 385 meters, it includes 78 floors divided into 3 sections (the administrative section of the tower, the various residential apartments and the hotel), its area is 240,000 square meters, steel and concrete materials that meet international safety and quality standards were used in its construction. It is distinguished by its exterior design, which simulates the proportions and dimensions of the Pharaonic obelisks, so that its design looks similar to the Pharaonic obelisk, which is the most prominent evidence of the extent of the ancient Egyptian development in geometry and other sciences, its façade also simulates the lotus flower, which symbolizes the ancient Egyptian Pharaonic civilization.
Features of the Iconic Tower
The tower has a distinctive view due to its high height, by going up one of its upper floors, you can see most of the projects that are being implemented in the Central Business District (CBD), it also overlooks the Green River, the monorail line, the residential neighborhood R3, the Sports City, the Canadian University, and the German International University.
Although the company in charge of the implementation process is a Chinese company (CSCEC), the tower was implemented by pure Egyptian hands, about 1,600 engineers and 5,000 workers contributed to the construction of this project, the investments of this tower are about $3 billion.
The tower includes a huge tourist elevator, which has a capacity of about 24 people, and carries a maximum weight of 1.8 tons. The elevator transports visitors up to the seventy-fourth floor (74) in a record time estimated at about 7 meters per second, i.e. the elevator reaches from the first floor to the seventy-fourth floor in less than a minute and a half, at an altitude of 360 meters above the ground.