Shops, travel agencies, people waitinf for bus and cars in downtown tahrir, Cairo Egypt sellers, people walking and the Mogamma building in the background in tahrir square called liberation square, downtown Cairo, Egypt. cars and Mogamma building el tahrir in the background in Cairo, Egypt post revolution time The Mogamma also spelled Mugamma is a government building in Cairo, Egypt. The Mogamma was the result of a series of master plans for the Qasr el Nil area (now Tahrir Square), which used to be occupied by the British Barracks. In 1947 when King Farouk ordered the demolition of the barracks upon the departure of British troops from the area, a series of urban planning proposals ensued. The idea for a centralized all-in-one administrative building emerged from the 1947 plans and construction began in 1948 and ended in 1951. The building's style reflects typical 1940s modernism, and government buildings in the same style can be found in New York (Buffalo, New York City Hall) and Paris.

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