While it lacks the flashing lights and gimmicky entertainers of New York's Times Square and Toronto's Dundas Square, Egypt's Tahrir Square is nothing less than iconic. For some it's iconic because of the countless mogamma3 trips and being caught in its relentless traffic; for others, because it's home to the Egyptian Museum and only a hop, skip, and a jump away from Downtown Cairo and its magic. Also, needless to say, it was the cradle of the January 25th Revolution.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, they're looking to make Cairo a tourist destination (what?) and part of this initiative entails a revamp for the iconic square. They're bringing in a pharaonic obelisk, planting palm and olive trees, and finally removing all the obstructing banners in the square that are taking away from the building facades.
While Cairo is already quite the tourist destination and Tahrir square is iconic in its own right, we're down to see what the makeover's going to bring.
Source: Egypt Today