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Old November 11th, 2017, 09:13 PM   #561
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Very nice summary of the project, thanks for sharing. It did forget to mention though that there are already universities being built there, according to the Ministry of Higher Education there will be at least six international universities from the U.S., Britain, Canada, Sweden, Hungary and France. I know that the Capital International University (a public university) and the Canadian International College are already under construction.
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The airport is already completed, the design is identical to the new Sphinx International Airport. It will probably be expanded in the future.

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Capitol International Airport.
They better not name the city the Capitol.
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Old November 11th, 2017, 10:41 PM   #563
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Probably just a placeholder until they decide on a real name. The airport was called Kattameya International Airport before and they replaced it with the current signage, so I don't think they're bothering with names yet.
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Very nice summary of the project, thanks for sharing. It did forget to mention though that there are already universities being built there, according to the Ministry of Higher Education there will be at least six international universities from the U.S., Britain, Canada, Sweden, Hungary and France. I know that the Capital International University (a public university) and the Canadian International College are already under construction.
Ahh, alright then! And since my post was at the bottom of last page (too many photos for weak internet), here's a refresher for everyone about the new capital (cut and paste):




Overview:
  1. The city will eventually stretch over a staggering 490 square kilometres, with the first phase, which will take at least five years, encompassing 168 square kilometres. That alone would swallow up a major portion of Cairo's area.
  2. The new capital will boast the tallest building on the African continent.


Infrastructure:
  1. two pipelines will connect the new capital with the Nile, each with pumping stations with a capacity of 125,000 cubic metres per day. Eventually a third line will provide water from the Red Sea, presumably desalinated.
  2. During the first five-year phase, 240,000 housing units will be constructed, 30,000 of them underway now, with many nearing completion.
  3. The Council of Ministers building and a parliament building are under construction at the head of a long concourse lined by 32 ministries.
  4. The headquarters of the Coptic Church has been asked to move out there, and construction of a new cathedral twice the size of Cairo's main cathedral is already well underway. A grand mosque will be built across the street.
  5. The supreme court will move there as well.


Transportation:
  1. A new airport built specially for the capital has just opened, initially for domestic flights but eventually for international flights as well.
  2. Two rail lines will connect Cairo to the capital, but not conveniently unless you live in one of the new upscale communities east of the present city.
  3. An electric rail, already under construction, will use the existing Cairo-Suez rail line, but will only go as far as Adly Mansour station at the very end of Cairo's third metro line, itself well beyond Cairo Airport. That means 18 stops, or over an hour, just to get from central Cairo to the new train line.
  4. A second line, an elevated monorail, will eventually connect the capital to Cairo's south eastern outskirts.


Services:
  1. The city will have its own financial district, where the central bank and stock exchange will relocate. Commercial and investment banks will be asked to transfer their headquarters there too.
  2. There will be at least six international universities from the U.S., Britain, Canada, Sweden, Hungary and France, according to the Ministry of Higher Education.
  3. Of these, the Capital International University (a public university) and the Canadian International College are already under construction.


Recreation:
  1. A 35-km-long central green belt covering 5,000 feddans (2,100 hectares) will wind through the city's centre.
  2. The city will have fitness trails, a sculpture garden, an outdoor adventure park for mountain biking and rock climbing, a "healing and sensory garden", an "earth garden with canals and fossil trails", bicycle and pedestrian paths, horseback riding trails and waterways for canoeing and sailing, a "floating forest", meditation gardens, reflection pond, a manmade river and a wetland park.
  3. There will also be a zoo and wildlife park, an aquarium with a dolphin show area, an arboretum and botanical gardens.
  4. According to a map, a new amusement park with a 250 metre Ferris wheel is planned. This would eclipse the current highest Ferris wheel, the 168-metre High Roller in Las Vegas.
  5. The city will also have a sports stadium, sports fields, an amphitheatre, an observatory, a museum of science and technology and an art museum.
  6. The site for a new opera house is already under preparation.
  7. In short, there will be 2.15 square metres of green space per capita.


Source: https://www.thenational.ae/business/...-test-1.674116[/QUOTE]
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Apparently Misr Italia Properties are constructing a residential district in the new capital, Il Bosco, as is Capital Heights Eg.

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Looking back at this, one could assume they're building it in the middle of the city. I kinda hate that as I pass by Trinty College in Dublin every day and notice the problems a University causes when located dead in the center of the city. I hope this is located either near the park area or on the city outskirts.

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Green river looks great so far.
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UPDATE: THE GREEN RIVER

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Looking back at this, one could assume they're building it in the middle of the city. I kinda hate that as I pass by Trinty College in Dublin every day and notice the problems a University causes when located dead in the center of the city. I hope this is located either near the park area or on the city outskirts.
Pretty much why they abandoned the AUC campus in Downtown Cairo (and because they needed more space). I don't think they'd make the same mistake again, most of these private universities have opened in Cairo's satellite cities.
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RENDER: OPERA HOUSE

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Have the authorities stated how are they going to maintain and water the greenery? I dunno if that looks sustainable.
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Have the authorities stated how are they going to maintain and water the greenery? I dunno if that looks sustainable.
I presume they'll be planting drought resistant trees. Eucalyptus trees for example. I also read that water to the park will mostly be recycled.
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