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- 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, which along with papyrus is the most revered plant in Egyptian history.
- The capsule at the top of the tower contains a revolving restaurant, cafeteria and outdoor public viewing deck.
- Made up of 8 million small mosaic lozenges.