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'Blindsided by the beauty': architects struggle to save Cairo's historic heart

'Blindsided by the beauty': architects struggle to save Cairo's historic heart

CAIRO (Reuters) - Alaa al-Habashi was looking for ingredients for a Ramadan feast when he stumbled on an Ottoman-era mansion being used as a slaughterhouse and butcher’s shop in Cairo’s historic Islamic district. “I was blindsided by the beauty,” the U.S.-trained architect said of the house which he first saw more than two decades ago. Built of brick