Ex-ruling party’s site being razed
Egyptian workers, using construction drills and cranes, began to demolish the former headquarters of ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s defunct party, a towering structure in Cairo that was burned by protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his rule.
The military’s corps of engineers is overseeing the destruction of the National Democratic Party’s headquarters, a prime piece of real estate alongside Tahrir Square and adjacent to the Egyptian Museum.
The fate of the 56-yearold property has been a contentious issue. Human rights groups and the family of the building ’s architect have campaigned to stop the demolition.