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Certain incidents, like the revolutions in Egypt, alter the places and structures where they occurred. All future use becomes fundamentally changed, if not impossible. For decades, the NDP party headquarters was the epicentre of Hosni Mubarak‘s – and thus Egypt‘s – power. The building is positioned in the trouble area between Tahrir Square and the bank of the Nile. It burned out entirely at the end of January 2011 in a fire lit by revolutionaries; it was a symbolically laden moment in the revolution and what ultimately led to Mubarak‘s fall. The building has stood empty since. Suggestions for the future of the ruin vary from preserving it in its current state as a symbolic reminder of the revolution to demolishing it completely.