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Azadi Tower
22-MAR-2009 Ali Majdfar

Azadi Tower


The Azadi Tower (Persian: ی, Borj-e Azadi meaning in English: Freedom Tower) (previously known as the Shahyād Āryāmehr Persian: , English: King Memorial Tower) is the symbol of Tehran, and marks the entrance to the city of Tehran.

Built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, this "Gateway into Iran" was named the Shahyad Tower (meaning "Remembrance of the Shahs (Kings)") but changed to Azadi (Freedom) after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. It is a 50 metres (148 feet) tall tower and is completely clad in cut marble.

The architect, Hossein Amanat, won a competition to design the monument. Azadi Tower combines Sassanid and Islamic architecture styles. It is part of the Azadi cultural complex, located in Tehran's Azadi square in an area of some 50,000 m. There is a museum and several fountains underneath the tower.

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larose forest photos07-Nov-2010 02:44
This is a stunning piece of architecture and your shot shows it off well. Bravo!
Zoltn Balogh26-Jun-2010 08:24
Great tower capture! V
Zoltn Balogh17-Mar-2010 15:37
I love this tower very much Ali, nice work! V
Milan Vogrin03-Sep-2009 08:58
Very nice image!V!
Marco Valk14-Apr-2009 17:05
very cool shot
Hodero01-Apr-2009 13:32
Thanks for the explanation.
One of the thing I have to see when I visit Peria one day.
dineman31-Mar-2009 10:25
Amazing i like the composition VV
Nikon Mama - Birgitte Ott29-Mar-2009 20:24
Beautiful composition and great architecture! Well done :o) ~v~
marko gregoric29-Mar-2009 18:58
Great composition. V.
Mara Cano27-Mar-2009 22:37
.. Great design for these towers .. -V-
raha 27-Mar-2009 18:04
Can not leave without saying: Dast marizad!! Best collection of pictures from Iran showing through your eyes and heart! Keep up the good work, we need talented people like you to show the world what Iran is all about. Thank you
Franois Fauchard27-Mar-2009 15:41
This tower is very beautiful. It breathes.
larose forest photos27-Mar-2009 14:10
Beautiful and impressive!!!
Ghislaine et Ral Boulet27-Mar-2009 00:39
A very impressive architecture. Beautiful composition.
Paco Lpez26-Mar-2009 16:55
Fantastic!!!!!! VOTE!!!!!
Lamar Nix26-Mar-2009 14:32
Awesome architectural treat!
John26-Mar-2009 11:19
wonderful Ali.
waterfalls man26-Mar-2009 02:43
Beautiful Capture V
sue anne26-Mar-2009 02:29
Beautiful architecture and a wonder to look at.
Hank Vander Velde26-Mar-2009 02:01
Great, well captured architectural/historical image Ali. Also nice description.
John Adler26-Mar-2009 01:41
Great image! _V
vatorman26-Mar-2009 00:57
What a neat piece of architecture (history included) nicely posed against the blue sky. V
Yvonne26-Mar-2009 00:29
A magnificent structure & wonderful capture v
Noel Saratan25-Mar-2009 23:51
An excellent design.
Wenche Aune25-Mar-2009 23:44
Beautiful! V
Char25-Mar-2009 23:29
Hi Ali,
A wonderful capture of this unusual structure! \/
laine8225-Mar-2009 23:00
What a magnificent those clouds too !!
Sofia Solomennikova25-Mar-2009 21:40
a very beautiful construction! V
Annie eR25-Mar-2009 21:39
Wonderful capture. Like the compo. Vote
TuTmin25-Mar-2009 21:19
great timing .perfectly composed 2 Tehran's logo.
bill friedlander25-Mar-2009 21:18
Nicely composed with the trees on either side. Thanks for the info on the tower. V
Simon Chandler25-Mar-2009 20:47
Beautiful composition. Magnificent tower. v
Tom Munson25-Mar-2009 20:18
Beuatiful tower and image! Well done!
Michal Leszczynski25-Mar-2009 20:01
Wonderful capture, beautiful architecture, amazing photo. V.
Bill Warren25-Mar-2009 19:20
Fascinating entry tower. V
Grard Koehl25-Mar-2009 19:19
Magnifique architecture... V
Linda Ellis (Bique)25-Mar-2009 18:44
Nice work Ali...V!
Marcia Colelli25-Mar-2009 18:13
wonderful composition V
Tatai Imre25-Mar-2009 17:19
Nagyszerû! ~v. (in english ~ excellent:)
pr_rajan25-Mar-2009 16:52
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