Egypt, a country in the grips of a severe housing crisis, announced a glitzy new development this week—and it's a throwback either to Vegas or to ancient Egypt. Or maybe a little bit of both. The Cairo Post reports on a new development called the Zayed Crystal Spark: A 656-foot-tall glass pyramid surrounded by a reflection pool and entered through a smaller, more squat pyramid at its base. The enormous glass tower will house "administrative, commercial and entertainment" programs inside, according to Egypt's Minister of Housing Moustafa Madbouly, who will present the plan in greater detail during an economic conference this month. The tower will be the highest in the country, eclipsing the ancient pyramids—which are only a few miles away—by almost 200 feet. It'll also be one of the largest, sited on a block that totals 8,589,600 square feet. via Gizmodo.
The auction has been closed.