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Azadi (Liberty) Tower

By alimorshedizad  
Azadi Tower or Liberty Tower, formerly known as the Shahyad Tower is a monument in Tehran City, the capital of Iran, marking the west entrance and one of the symbols of the city.
The architect, Hossein Amanat, won a competition to design the monument, which combines elements of the architecture of Sassanid and Achaemenid eras, and Post-Islamic Iranian architecture.
Built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, this "gateway into Tehran" was named the "Shahyad" (King's Memorial) in honor of the Shah, but was changed to "Azadi" (Freedom or Liberty) after the Revolution of 1979. It is 50 meters (164 ft) tall and completely clad in cut marble

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12 Jan 2016 12:28PM
Wshat is this wonderful building? Who,designed it?

Peter

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12 Jan 2016 12:42PM
Thanks Peter. The description was added.
Ali
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12 Jan 2016 1:32PM
Iran feels a wonderful place full of treasures that I will probably never get to see...thanks for sharing 😊
Wonderful image
ginz04 15 281 20 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2016 2:11PM
what an interesting structure.

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