WORLD China-built tallest skyscraper in Africa topped out in Egypt's new capital

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China-built tallest skyscraper in Africa topped out in Egypt's new capital

Xinhua

07:41, June 18, 2021

Photo taken from the Iconic Tower on June 17, 2021 shows the construction site of the central business district (CBD) project in new administrative capital, Egypt. With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district (CBD) of Egypt's new administrative capital, guests from China and Egypt on Thursday held a topping-out ceremony for the 385-meter-high Iconic Tower, which will be the tallest building in Africa upon completion. (Xinhua/Sui Xiankai)

Egyptian Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Essam el-Gazzar (L, Rear) speaks during a topping-out ceremony of the Iconic Tower at the construction site of the central business district (CBD) project in new administrative capital, Egypt, on June 17, 2021. With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district (CBD) of Egypt's new administrative capital, guests from China and Egypt on Thursday held a topping-out ceremony for the 385-meter-high Iconic Tower, which will be the tallest building in Africa upon completion. (Xinhua/Sui Xiankai)

Photo taken from the Iconic Tower on June 17, 2021 shows the construction site of the central business district (CBD) project in new administrative capital, Egypt. With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district (CBD) of Egypt's new administrative capital, guests from China and Egypt on Thursday held a topping-out ceremony for the 385-meter-high Iconic Tower, which will be the tallest building in Africa upon completion. (Xinhua/Sui Xiankai)

Photo taken on June 17, 2021 shows the Iconic Tower (C) being topped out at the construction site of the central business district (CBD) project in new administrative capital, Egypt. With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district (CBD) of Egypt's new administrative capital, guests from China and Egypt on Thursday held a topping-out ceremony for the 385-meter-high Iconic Tower, which will be the tallest building in Africa upon completion. (Xinhua/Sui Xiankai)

Photo taken on June 17, 2021 shows the Iconic Tower (C) being topped out at the construction site of the central business district (CBD) project in new administrative capital, Egypt. With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district (CBD) of Egypt's new administrative capital, guests from China and Egypt on Thursday held a topping-out ceremony for the 385-meter-high Iconic Tower, which will be the tallest building in Africa upon completion. (Xinhua/Sui Xiankai)

A tower crane lifts concrete for topping out the Iconic Tower at the construction site of the central business district (CBD) project in new administrative capital, Egypt, on June 17, 2021. With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district (CBD) of Egypt's new administrative capital, guests from China and Egypt on Thursday held a topping-out ceremony for the 385-meter-high Iconic Tower, which will be the tallest building in Africa upon completion. (Xinhua/Sui Xiankai)

Photo taken on June 17, 2021 shows the Iconic Tower (C) being topped out at the construction site of the central business district (CBD) project in new administrative capital, Egypt. With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district (CBD) of Egypt's new administrative capital, guests from China and Egypt on Thursday held a topping-out ceremony for the 385-meter-high Iconic Tower, which will be the tallest building in Africa upon completion. (Xinhua/Sui Xiankai)

Photo taken on June 17, 2021 shows the Iconic Tower (C) being topped out at the construction site of the central business district (CBD) project in new administrative capital, Egypt. With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district (CBD) of Egypt's new administrative capital, guests from China and Egypt on Thursday held a topping-out ceremony for the 385-meter-high Iconic Tower, which will be the tallest building in Africa upon completion. (Xinhua/Sui Xiankai)

Photo taken from the Iconic Tower on June 17, 2021 shows the construction site of the central business district (CBD) project in new administrative capital, Egypt. With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district (CBD) of Egypt's new administrative capital, guests from China and Egypt on Thursday held a topping-out ceremony for the 385-meter-high Iconic Tower, which will be the tallest building in Africa upon completion. (Xinhua/Sui Xiankai)

People work at the construction site of the central business district (CBD) project in new administrative capital, Egypt, on June 17, 2021. With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district (CBD) of Egypt's new administrative capital, guests from China and Egypt on Thursday held a topping-out ceremony for the 385-meter-high Iconic Tower, which will be the tallest building in Africa upon completion. (Xinhua/Sui Xiankai)

Guests take part in a topping-out ceremony of the Iconic Tower at the construction site of the central business district (CBD) project in new administrative capital, Egypt, on June 17, 2021. With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district (CBD) of Egypt's new administrative capital, guests from China and Egypt on Thursday held a topping-out ceremony for the 385-meter-high Iconic Tower, which will be the tallest building in Africa upon completion. (Xinhua/Sui Xiankai)

Workers prepare concrete for topping out the Iconic Tower at the construction site of the central business district (CBD) project in new administrative capital, Egypt, on June 17, 2021. With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district (CBD) of Egypt's new administrative capital, guests from China and Egypt on Thursday held a topping-out ceremony for the 385-meter-high Iconic Tower, which will be the tallest building in Africa upon completion. (Xinhua/Sui Xiankai)

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