Azadi Tower Tehran Iran-Azadi cultural complex
Architect Hossein Amanat
Persi Borj-e Azadi translated: Freedom Tower, previously known as the Shahyad Aryamehr the symbol of Tehran, the capital of Iran, and marks the entrance to the city.
The monument combines elements of Sassanid and Islamic architecture.
Built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, this "Gateway into Iran" was named the Shahyad Tower, meaning "Kings' Memorial", but was dubbed Azadi (Freedom) after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Originally intended to remind coming generations of the achievements of modern Iran under the Pahlavi dynasty, it has become a symbol of the country's revival. It is 50m-148 ft tall and completely clad in cut marble.
Towers in Iran-Buildings and structures in Tehran-Visitor attractions in Tehran-Iranian architecture-1970 architecture
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