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Residents of Cairo's historic buildings make plea to prevent demolitions

Cairo's governorate is destroying architectural heritage in Egypt as part of the Maspero Triangle investment plan.
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CAIRO — As the systematic demolition and alteration of architectural heritage continues in old Egyptian neighborhoods, residents of the Bulaq Abul Ela district in central Cairo fear the loss of their homes and shops.

On July 29, the deputy governor of Cairo, Maj. Gen. Mohamed Ayman Abdel Tawab, said in statements to the local press that Cairo governorate demolished several real estate properties on July 26th Street in Bulaq Abul Ela district, including building No. 54. Tawab said the building’s residents had been evicted and demolition was underway.

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