- Apr 19, 2018
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Milad Tower is a multi-purpose tower in Tehran, Iran. It is the sixth tallest tower and the 17th tallest freestanding structure in the world.
It is located between the Qarb Town and Gisha District, standing at 435 m from base to the tip of the antenna. The head consists of a large pod with 12 floors, the roof of which is at 315 m.
The tower is a part of a complex called International Trade and Convention Center of Tehran. The complex also includes a five-star hotel, a convention center, a world trade center, and an IT park.
Construction of the tower was commenced in 1997. Upon completion of its 11-year-long construction in 2008, the Milad Tower was considered the 4th tallest free-standing telecommunication tower in the world. The tower was opened a year later, in 2008, albeit numerous conflicts on the history of the tower still prevail, such as some sources proving that commencement of the tower’s construction was a year earlier instead of 2000 and that the tower was completed a year later instead of 2007. The tower was officially opened on 20 February 2009 by the 55th Mayor of Tehran, Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf, and members of the City Council of Tehran. More than 250 local and foreign journalists were covering the event.
Milad Tower, with its height of 435 m, is the tallest tower in Iran, and the sixth tallest telecommunication tower in the world. It consists of five main parts, including the foundation, transition (lobby) structure, shaft, head structure and the antenna mast.