El Gezira Tower

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El Gezira Tower was build in 1961. It is 187 meters tall, and is located in the center of an island in the middle of the Nile River in Cairo. It has a very nice view of Cairo from all around. You can see the old Citadel, The Pyramids, old Cairo, the Nile river flowing from the south and into the north, and a lot more.

Here are some pictures of the tower, and from the tower

(Click here for a larger image) This is how the El Gezira Tower looks from right down at its foot.
(Click here for a larger image) A view from the top of the El Gezira tower facing North East. Visible are the grounds of El Gezira club (left foreground), 3 floating restaurants, The Radio/T.V. broadcasting building (center), the Ramses Hilton (left background).
(Click here for a larger image) This is the view to the East.Visible are the Nile Sheraton, and he Nile Hilton hotels.
(Click here for a larger image) View to the South East. Qasr El Nil bridge is visible, as well as the Semiramis Intercontinental and Shepard Hotel. Old Cairo (mainly the Islamic era city) is in the foreground.
(Click here for a larger image) A closer view from the same vantage point. The Citadel is visible in the center background, and the Moqattam mountains beyond it. The Citadel was the seat of rulers from the 1100's C.E. till the 1850's C.E.
(Click here for a larger image) A closer view of the same vantage point above. The Semiramis hotel is the pinkish towered building, and the Shepard is the white building next to it.
(Click here for a larger image) View to the South. The Opera complex is visible in the foreground right. The Gezira Sheraton is the tall building at the tip of the Gezira island. The Meridien hotel is the white building at the tip of the Manyal El Rodah Island, the majestic Nile River flows from the south at the top right of the this picture.
(Click here for a larger image) View to the South West. The pyramids are barely visible in the center right of the picture (as a fuzzy blob due to the smog and pollution). The Domed Opera building is at the left. The tip of the pool of the Ahli club is visible.
[Click Here for a larger image] View to the North West. El Gezira club grounds are visible to the left.

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