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Turning Torso


Height: 190m
Location: Malmö
Year: 2001
Turning Torso

Cairo Tower


Height: 187m
Location: Cairo
Year: 1956
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Cairo Tower

Cairo Tower
Cairo Tower
Height187m
Floors90
Year1956
CityCairo

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The Cairo Tower (Arabic: برج القاهرة‎‎, Borg Al-Qāhira) is a free-standing concrete tower located in Cairo, Egypt. At 187 m (614 ft), it has been the tallest structure in Egypt and North Africa for about 50 years. It was the tallest structure in Africa for 10 years, until 1971 when it was surpassed by Hillbrow Tower in South Africa. One of Cairo's well-known modern monuments, sometimes considered Egypt's second most famous landmark after the Pyramids of Giza, it stands in the Gezira district on Gezira Island in the River Nile, close to Downtown.

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Turning Torso

Turning Torso
Turning Torso
Height190m
Floors54
Year2001
CityMalmö

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Turning Torso is a neo-futurist residential skyscraper in Sweden and the tallest building in Scandinavia. Located in Malmö on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait, it was built and is owned by HSB Sweden. It won the 2005 Gold Emporis Skyscraper Award. The project was designed by Spanish architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter Santiago Calatrava and officially opened on 27 August 2005. The tower reaches a height of 190 metres (623 ft) with 54 storeys and 147 apartments. In August 2015, it was announced that the building was the winner of the 10 Year Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

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