Azadi Tower, a combination of both pre- and post-Islamic architecture, was built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire. The architect, Hossein Amanat, had no clue that his quickly arranged outline, which proceed to win the competition, would one day turn into central point of Iranian capital's skyline. This Gateway into Iran was named The Shahyad Tower, signifying "Kings' Memorial", but was dubbed Azadi (Freedom) after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. It is 50 meters (148 ft) high and totally covered with cut marble. The stone walls, the pure lines, and the proportions of the whole building create a purposefully sober environment. Artifacts were chosen from different parts of the nation’s history. For example, at forefront is a duplicate of the Quran and a Declaration of Human Rights.
You can take great photos by just walking around this monument.
|Travelers visiting Azadi Tower of Tehran.