Currently the whole surrounding area of Al-Alfy building located in Al-Alfy street in downtown Cairo, had been undergoing a severe change aimed at renovating the historical downtown area (Khedivial Cairo). Down town Cairo was constructed early in the 19th century by Khedive Ismail (ruler of Egypt 1863-1879) as a new residential area for Egyptian’s high class nobles. Until today the whole area appears like an European city. Al-Alfy and Oraby streets were turned into pedestrian roads, where mini- cafes are located on the sidewalks and historical buildings are repainted. Al-Alfy building is currently used for regular residential uses and there are considerations to put effort for effective preservation of this historical building that includes laser scanning and digital documentation of the asset.
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