List of tallest buildings in Egypt

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Cairo, Egypt is Africa's largest city.
Foreign Ministry Building Cairo
Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo
Giza pyramids

Compared to most economies in Africa, Egypt's is quite diversified. However, Egypt is one of the largest tourist destinations in the world, which generates a large percentage of its GDP. People come not only for its lush Mediterranean coastline, but also for its rich history and massive megalithic structures which continue to impose on its skyline even after thousands of years. As such, its status as a major tourist destination is reflected by the fact that many of its tallest buildings are hotels and even a couple are the world famous pyramids. Cairo's skyline is one of the most densely packed in Africa and continues to grow.

The tallest project currently under construction is St. Regis Hotel Tower 1 at 180 m (591 ft) tall. This structure will be the tallest building in Egypt when complete. This building will be accompanied by its two smaller twins which will also be the second and third tallest buildings in Egypt. Many other construction proposals are currently on the table. This includes the supertall Eco-tower which, if built, could be well over 500 m (1,640 ft) tall, making it by far the tallest building in Africa.

Tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks Egyptian skyscrapers that stand at least 100 m (328 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Building Pinnacle Height Floors Year City
Notes
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building, Cairo[1] 143 m (469 ft) 39 1994 Cairo Currently the tallest building in Egypt and all of North Africa
El Gezira Tower Movenpick Hotel[2] 142 m (466 ft) 43 1996 Cairo
Grand Hyatt Cairo[3] 142 m (466 ft) 41 2002 Cairo
Nile City South Tower[4] 142 m (466 ft) 34 2003 Cairo
Nile City North Tower[5] 142 m (466 ft) 34 2002 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 18[6] 140 m (460 ft) 42 1985 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 17[6] 140 m (460 ft) 42 1985 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 16[6] 140 m (460 ft) 42 1985 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 15[6] 140 m (460 ft) 42 1985 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 14[6] 140 m (460 ft) 42 1985 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 13[6] 140 m (460 ft) 42 1985 Cairo
Great Pyramid of Giza 138.8 m (455 ft) 2560 BCE Giza
Pyramid of Khafre 136.4 m (448 ft) 2560 BCE Giza
San Stefano Grand Plaza 135 m (443 ft) 35 2006 Alexandria Tallest building in Alexandria [7]
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza[8] 127 m (417 ft) 31 1999 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 12[9] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 11[9] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 10[9] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 9[9] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 8[9] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 7[9] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 6[9] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
El Maadi Residential Tower 5[9] 122 m (400 ft) 35 1987 Cairo
Residences Roda Island[10] 118 m (387 ft) 39  ?? Cairo
Ramses Hilton & World Trade Center[11] 110 m (360 ft) 36 1980 Cairo
Hilton World Trade Center Residences I[12] 110 m (360 ft) 32  ?? Cairo
Semiramis Inter-Continental Hotel[13] 107 m (351 ft) 29  ?? Cairo
Four Seasons Cairo at First Residence[14] 103 m (338 ft) 30  ?? Cairo
Belmont Building[15] 102 m (335 ft) 32 1954 Cairo
Alexandria City Centre Tower I[16] 100 m (330 ft) 30 2003 Alexandria
Radio & Television Building[17] 100 m (330 ft) 30 1957 Cairo
El Gezira Sheraton Hotel[18] 100 m (330 ft) 30 1984 Cairo
Conrad International Cairo Hotel[19] 100 m (330 ft) 30 1999 Cairo
The Fairmont Cairo[20] 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[edit]

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 3 buildings under construction and many planned.

Under construction, approved, and proposed

Name Height
m / ft
Floors Year City Status
Nile Tower Hotel 300 m (980 ft) 70 2014 Cairo Proposed
St. Regis Hotel Towers 41F (180m), 39F (170m) & 35F (150m) 39 2014 Cairo Under construction
Peace Lighthouse 145 m (476 ft)  ? 2007 Alexandria Stale proposal
New Cairo City Towers  ? 35 2008 Cairo Under construction
Saudi Embassy Tower 85m 32 2012 Cairo Under construction
Al-Futtaim Investment Tower  ?  ? 2008 Cairo Proposed
Shaza Cairo Nile 200 m 50 2016 Cairo Under construction
Dreamland  ? 20 2008 Cairo Proposed

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