Fathy, Hassan. Memorandum On The Planning Of The District Of Al-Munira And Its Environs. 20 Oct. 1969. Hassan Fathy Archives. Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Geneva, Switzerland.
Written to: Dr. Tharwat Okasha, the Minister of Culture
Date: October 20, 1969
The document is in response to an article appearing in al-Ahram regarding the construction of a new residential neighborhood in the district of al-Munira comprising of high-rise style buildings. These buildings were reported to be higher than any building in Egypt and the Middle East. Fathy offers his advice on the project and opinions about the construction of skyscrapers in Cairo.