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Great dragonslayero 2006-07-17 6:44

Hello Davoud

That thing is collosal!
Amazing how they built something like that.
I'm not completely sure but to me the structure almost seems like it's made from marble, or is it just concrete? It looks fantastic though.
Is it meant to represent something spesific or is it just like a National Monument of Iran?

Very nice size comparison with the people at its foundation.
Colours are a a bit dull but they still work fine.
Thank you for sharing

Odd Jarle

Old 07-17-2006, 03:21 PM
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hi dear odd
it's made from marble & concrete
from wikipedia :
The Azadi Tower is the symbol of Tehran, Iran, and marks the entrance to this large metropolitan city.
Built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, this large monument was named the Shahyad Tower (meaning "Remembrance of the Shahs (Kings)") but dubbed Azadi (Freedom) after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. It is 50 metres (148 feet) tall and is completely clad in cut marble.
The architect is Hossein Amanat who had won a competition to design the monument. Azadi Tower combines the Sassanid and Islamic architecture styles. It is a 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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Hello Davoud

Thank you for your effort in bringing me the information.

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