The colossal concrete government building in the heart of Tahrir will soon be repurposed, following the move of government operations to the New Administrative Capital.
Mogamma El Tahrir, the 70 year old government building in the heart of Tahrir Square, is getting a complete makeover. If the mention of this concrete monolith makes you wince in remembrance of day-long errands in cramped hallways, you’re one of many who can let out a sigh of relief.
The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE) seeks to partner up with developers and investors to finance the redevelopment of the Mogamma into a multi-use building. So far, the overhaul plan will be based on equipping the giant building for many uses, whether it’s as a business centre, a cultural hotspot, or a hotel.
All current government offices are expected to be vacated by early 2021, as part of a larger move of government operations to the New Administrative Capital. Final details regarding the redevelopment of the Mogamma are expected to be announced by the third quarter of 2021.