Photographer's Note

The Shahyad monument built to represent the Persian civilization and culture, forms a symbolic entrance complex for Tehran. It has become the most significant icon of the country and an active plaza for celebrations, parades, cultural events and activities . The plaza contains fountains and landscaping in patterns similar to traditional Persian gardens. The monument built of on-site concrete with solid marble as formwork and cladding. At the time (1971) the construction technique and use of computers to define its complex woven surfaces was unprecedented. It has been widely published, and is the most prominent gathering place in the capital city. Below the monument is a Museum displaying relics of the Persian civilisation.

بنای شهیاد، میدان آزادی، تهران

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