Friday, April 6, 2012

Back to CAIRO!

Air Force bombers over The Great Pyramids of Giza 1999

Cairo Tower
Designed by Naoum Chebib, this lotus-inspired tower has been controversial since its inauguration in 1961, when Cairo was the centre of Cold War competition. Its funding reportedly came from the CIA, in an attempt to bribe President Nasser into supporting the US. This so enraged Nasser that he spent the bribe on building a monument so tall that even Washington could not miss it. When the tower was completed, it was the highest concrete structure in the world at 187m, standing 45m above the Great Pyramid. The Americans reportedly called it Nasser's Prick! (Phaidon Wallpaper)

video by Ute Waldhausen

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