Development of Tahrir Square

The Arab Contractors Company “the Distinguished Buildings Department” is carrying out the development project of Tahrir Square under the supervision of the ministries of housing, tourism, antiquities and culture, Cairo governorate, the office of Eng. Ihab Mazhar – Project General Consultant and the office of Dr. Aly Abdel Rahman – the Construction Consultant. The works of the square is divided into 6 areas: the center of the square, Omar Makram, the Museum, the Complex, the old Foreign Affairs Ministry and Tahrir Car Park. The huge flagpole which was at the center of the square was removed, the removal of all the greeneries, excavation works which reaches the level of El Saddat Metro Station in order to construct the base for the obelisk with length of 19m and weight 100 tons. In addition to the implementation a fountain, the paving works, lighting and landscaping. Besides, the works includes the implementation of 9 beams with 16m length and 2.30 height, the construction of walkways with concrete slabs, the cultivation of palm trees on both sides, seating areas which consisting of concrete blocks and some marble seats implemented by the Ready Mixed Concrete Department. Besides, floor lighting system, olive tree beds, installation of lighting instruments to add an esthetic feature which is consistent with the pharaonic characteristics and development works of the square.