Milad Tower (Borj-e Milad)
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Ali speaks English and knows Tehran (and much of its history) well. He and his air-conditioned Peugeot will cost you €70 a day depending...
Darakeh & Darband
On a sunny or smoggy day few things could be nicer than fleeing the traffic fumes for the foothills of the Alborz Mountains and the...
In the lovely gardens of the Film Museum of Iran, this chic cafe serves a wide range of expensive but very drinkable Italian coffees and...
Iranian Society of Vegetarians
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Milad Tower (Borj-e Milad) information
Totally dominating the low-rise skyline of Tehran’s western suburbs, Milad Tower finally opened in 2008 after 13 on-again-off-again years of construction. Standing 435m high, including 120m of antenna, in 2012 it was the world’s sixth-tallest freestanding tower. The tower bears a striking resemblance to Toronto’s CN Tower, with the octagonal concrete shaft tapering slightly up to a pod with 12 floors. The pod is home to an observation deck, a revolving restaurant, a ‘sky dome’ and various TV, radio and traffic control functions. Authorities insist the tower is built to withstand a large earthquake. For us, whether you come to the tower or not depends largely on the weather; on a rare clear day the views are worth it, but otherwise probably not. You need a taxi to get here.