The Azadi (Freedom) Tower

February 17, 2009 · Posted in Architecture Around the World, Throwbacks 

I never would have guessed that this monument was built in 1971.  It’s called the Azadi Tower, and it commemorates the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.  The architect’s name is Hossein Amanat, and he was the winner of the competition to design the monument.  It’s covered in marble, and there is a museum inside of it.  The Azadi Tower is located in Tehran, Iran.  Maybe that’s why I’ve never heard anything about it… we don’t tend to study much architecture from the middle east.  Has anybody ever seen this before??

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