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The International Concrete Magazine, issued by the American Concrete Institute, publishes a report on the iconic tower in the New Administrative Capital.

Aya Hussain

published by Concrete International, published The American Concrete Institute published a 3-page report on the iconic tower in the Central Business District, in the New Administrative Capital, in its December issue, under the title “The Tallest Building in Africa on the Land of the Great Pyramids.” The magazine also published a picture of the iconic tower on the cover page.

2022 Dr. Assem El-Gazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, affirmed that global interest and praise for Egypt in international magazines is The fruit of the urban renaissance that Egypt is witnessing during the era of President El-Sisi, especially in the implementation of pioneering and unprecedented projects in Egypt and the African continent, foremost of which is the central business district of the New Administrative Capital, in the middle of which is the iconic tower with a height approaching 400 meters, and it is the tallest tower in Africa. The Egyptians have proven that they are able to rewrite history, just as their ancestors built Great pyramids, here they are constructing skyscrapers, and they are comparable to the largest cities in the world.

The Minister of Housing indicated that the magazine Concrete International is a periodical magazine distributed internationally. It deals with all that is new and unique in the field of design and construction of concrete structures and the necessary design codes and specifications. It is issued by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), which is an American scientific and professional non-profit organization that aims to set standards. engineering, and design codes for concrete structures of all kinds, while following modern scientific methods and continuous development.

Deborah Hosso, Creative Director, initiated And the founding partner of WWM, its report in (Concrete International) magazine, saying: The Great Pyramids of Giza found a new competitor for it in the land of Egypt, which was famous for its ancient giant projects, while the iconic tower that was recently implemented in Egypt does not reach the tallest building in the world ( such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai), but it is the tallest building in the African continent, and its height is 385 meters, and the base of the tower alone contains 8,200 tons of concrete, and it has its own advantages, being the largest Concrete foundations in Africa, and the historic tower was designed as part of the new administrative capital of Egypt, and the first high-rise tower in Egypt was designed similar to the Luxor Obelisk, and it is scheduled to be fully completed in 2023, and for the first time in Egypt, high-strength concrete is used in the construction of the tower The iconic.

The writer of the report in (Concrete International) also dealt with the structural system of the building and the foundations, as it consists of (Core) The interior of the full height of the building is made of reinforced concrete, surrounded by a metal frame, with composite columns of steel and concrete, distributed throughout the perimeter of the building, with 2 pillars in the 49th and 73rd floors, connecting the interior core of the building with the peripheral external columns, to form a strong structural system that resists lateral loads Like winds and earthquakes, the width of the iconic tower also decreases with the height of the building. This helps reduce the windward area on the upper floors, and this provides a more solid support system on the upper floors.

It should be noted that there is a scientific and professional cooperation agreement between the American Concrete Institute, the National Center for Housing Research and To build in Egypt, it was signed on April 30, 2019, and the program for granting professional certificates provided by ACI in cooperation with the center has been activated to be presented to Egyptian engineers to raise their scientific and professional level in various fields of design and implementation of concrete structures.