The Azadi Tower, Tehran
7 Nov 2014 | From Mojtaba of Iran
The Azadi Tower, formerly known as the Shahyad Tower (literally 'King Memorial Tower'), is the symbol of Tehran and marks the west entrance to the city. The architect, Hossein Amanat, won a competition in 1966 to design the monument for Tehran. The tower was built between 1969~1971, and the inauguration took place on October 16, 1971.
The tower was renamed Azadi (freedom) Tower after the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
Iran, also known as Persia, is a country in Western Asia and the second-largest nation in the Middle East. Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, and is the only country that has both a Caspian Sea and Indian Ocean coastline. Tehran is the capital and largest city, serving as the cultural, commercial, and industrial center of the nation.