Until two or three decades ago, less than ten or twelve floors were built, and any building that was taller was a tall tower and a skyscraper. But in the last two decades, with the advent of construction technology and modern materials and methods, we have been able to design and build more high-rise structures and witness high-rise buildings in most major cities in the country. Of course, Iran’s tallest towers are currently located in metropolises.
Sensitive standards and standards must be adhered to in order for high-rise structures to be constructed securely. Investigations have been started on the type of soil where the maximum weight that it can withstand is established, as well as studying the faults and their hazards. The intensity and direction of the wind are also calculated especially at the highest point of the tower.
On the other hand, as a commercial or residential tower generates a high population influx, access to the land on which the tower is to be built should also be considered. Each of these and other important issues affects the design, implementation and even the possibility of building a tower on the site in question.
Unfortunately, in recent years, many commercial and residential towers have been built in large cities that have not met many standards and have turned them into a dangerous time bomb for earthquakes and fires. These buildings have also disrupted the texture of the area and even created access barriers for other residents.
However, we can find tall structures in Iran that are better positioned and more principled. Below we introduce you to Iran’s tallest towers.
Tehran Milad Tower is 435 meters high and the sixth tallest telecommunication tower in the world and one of the tallest Iranian towers built on a 62-hectare land. Milad is located in the northwest of Tehran and is accessible in three ways: Sheikh Fazlullah Nouri Highway, Hakim Highway and Hemmat Highway.
Milad Tower, one of the tallest towers in Iran and in the world, has become one of the symbols of the Iranian capital as well as an important center for cultural and leisure events, making it a major tourist attraction. Of course, one of the main uses of this tower, like other high-rise structures in Iran and the world, is to meet Tehran’s telecommunications and television needs.
The tower has an international convention center with 15 different venues, an open and closed viewing platform, a variety of restaurants, exhibition spaces, the Iranian Museum of Fame, Sky Dome, Dolphins Park, two movie theaters, etc. which make it a low-key center in the field of amusement and entertainment. It has become prosperous in Iran.
One of the highlights of Milad’s tower design is the crown part, whose exterior is in harmony with traditional Iranian architecture and its engravings.
Milad Tower construction began after several years of research in the month of January 76, and after 11 years of operation in October 87 was completed.
Uses of the Milad Tower include:
Meteorological and traffic control applications
Creating and expanding access to wireless network
Creating a tourist attraction
Tehran International Tower
It is the tallest residential building and one of Iran’s tallest towers, 162 meters high and built on 56 floors. The Tehran International Tower, designed with three wings and 220,000 square meters of infrastructure. This towering giant comprises 572 residential units, including triplex penthouses.
Located between the Wise West, Kurdistan and Sheikh Bahai highways, the tower is within easy reach of any part of the city.
The Tehran International Tower is designed and built according to modern standards and standards. Its designers and builders claim the building can withstand earthquakes measuring up to ten. Therefore, this huge building is Iran’s most earthquake-resistant residential tower.
Each wing of the tower presents a different perspective of Tehran. Residents of the units have services such as energy management, internal computer network, CCTV, fire extinguisher, central TV antenna and elevator traffic control system.
On the ground floor of the tower there are 17 commercial units that serve the welfare and comfort of its inhabitants. There are two dedicated tennis courts and full sports facilities. There are also thousands of indoor parking with concrete skeleton and retaining walls for the residents of the tower.
Although high-rise construction in Iran has grown significantly in recent years, it remains one of the tallest towers in the country.