Should Egypt’s Proposed New Capital, the Largest Planned City in History, Ever Be Built?

Set to rise from the desert sand just east of Cairo, the proposed new Egyptian capital is estimated to cover an astonishing 270 square miles and cost $45 billion. Egyptian Housing Minister, Mustafa Madbouley, is currently projecting the completion date in 2022. The masterplan, by architecture firm SOM, is being slammed as unsustainable.

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