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NOTE #1: there may be missing pieces in the puzzle
NOTE #2: some information are estimated and may not be very accurate
NOTE #3: the floor counts are from the ground level



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Milad Tower

Height: 435m/1427ft

Location: Tehran


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milad_Tower


#2
Zibakenar TV Mast

Height: 323m/1060ft

Location: country-side in Gilan province


http://xn-------z5fcc1dxakht9ricvw7...___شبکه-باران-بر-روی-ماهواره-قرار-می-گیرد.htm


#3
Karun-4 Dam

Height: 230m/755ft
Location: country-side in Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari province


photo by samaee: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/31198017?source=wapi&referrer=kh.google.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karun-4_Dam


#4
Tehran's international tower

Height: 162m/531ft
52fl

Location: Tehran


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tehran_International_Tower


#5
Sepehr tower (aka Saderat bank's central building)

Height: 135m/443ft (without antenna 115m)
33fl

Location: Tehran

2nd photo by Hassan.A.Khosravi http://www.panoramio.com/photo/34193231
http://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/برج_سپهر


#6
Unknown tower in Elahiye

Height: 120m/394ft
36fl

Location: Tehran


image by Ali Farnam http://www.panoramio.com/photo/23117429?source=wapi&referrer=kh.google.com


#7
Unknown tower in Elahiye

Height: 110m/361ft
34fl

Location: Tehran


image by Ali Farnam http://www.panoramio.com/photo/23117429?source=wapi&referrer=kh.google.com


#8
Chamran grand hotel

Height: 98m/322ft
29fl
Location: Shiraz


http://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/هتل_چمران_شیراز


#9 & 10 & 11
Atisaz town's 3rd phase towers

Height: 3x
105m/344ft
30fl

Location: Tehran


http://www.panoramio.com/user/4305175


#12
Shahran tower

Height: 100m/328ft
30fl

Location: Tabriz


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/57211566


#13 & 14
Atisaz town's 3rd phase towers

Height: 2x
100m/328ft
29fl

Location: Tehran


http://www.panoramio.com/user/5459513


#15 & 16
Unkown twin towers in Shahrak-e-Gharb

Height: 98m/322ft
2x30fl
Location: Tehran


photo by Ali Farnam http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6484806?source=wapi&referrer=kh.google.com


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Negin-e-Reza Tower

Height: 98m/322ft
29fl

Location: Tehran


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/40407930?source=wapi&referrer=kh.google.com
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/64591962?source=wapi&referrer=kh.google.com


#18 & 19
Tehran's twin towers

Height: 95m/312ft
2x29fl
Location: Tehran


photos by kourosh http://www.panoramio.com/user/583178?with_photo_id=2848631


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B3 tower (aka Mahestan tower)

Height: 95m/312ft
29fl
Location: Tehran

 

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I really hope our big cities like Tehran, Tabriz, Shiraz, Esfahan, Mashhad etc. will get larger skylines like the one in Seoul, Tokyo, or Shanghai.^^

Are they any plans for that in the near future?????
 

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I really hope our big cities like Tehran, Tabriz, Shiraz, Esfahan, Mashhad etc. will get larger skylines like the one in Seoul, Tokyo, or Shanghai.^^

Are they any plans for that in the near future?????
lets strive for places like london, paris, barcelona, frankfurt, milan, toronto, san fran etc .

not tokyo, i think they are fairly ugly, i meam its just modern, no history and character,
 

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@soroush: i didnt want to say this but this is a sad truth.even the most historical cities dont have a chance to be like paris london etc.why?we have historical sites.but not the majority of the cities are historical.even in some cities there may not be highrises but that doesnt mean the houses r historical sites.most of them r poorly made houses which dont age back more than 40,50 years
the only hope for the vision ur talking about is "Yazd" imo but still the houses r kinda poorly made and not very old and they r screwing the skyline with some new buildings which cant be classic nor modern

@ardeshir: there r some plans in some cities.like Tabriz,there r a few skyscrapers which could be the tallest in iran being planned but none are under construction yet.for more info u can check the projects and developments page ;)
 

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@sourosh

well, I don't personally like ones like Milan or Barcelona. They look nice, but I think we Iranians should follow different than them. London, Frankfurt, NY, LA etc. could be a better example of a modern skyline. I still love Star Wars cities like Seoul, Tokyo, or Shanghai. Don't know why.:lol:

@freddy

Agree. A lot is getting built in the ones line Tehran and Tabriz. And I hope they will build larger in future.^^ I think Tehran and Tabriz are the best looking Iranian cities in terms of modern structure. I prefer the glass architecture in Tabriz a lot.^^ Others should follow it as well.

I am kind of sad that my city Shiraz is not getting much attention from the gov. They are now building since 10 years on the metro and it is not done yet!! However, Shiraz got some decent hotels recently and I hope they continue this path. Do you know anything about that Persian Gulf plan in Kish? If they build this, it would look great!!
 

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@soroush: i didnt want to say this but this is a sad truth.even the most historical cities dont have a chance to be like paris london etc.why?we have historical sites.but not the majority of the cities are historical.even in some cities there may not be highrises but that doesnt mean the houses r historical sites.most of them r poorly made houses which dont age back more than 40,50 years
the only hope for the vision ur talking about is "Yazd" imo but still the houses r kinda poorly made and not very old and they r screwing the skyline with some new buildings which cant be classic nor modern

@ardeshir: there r some plans in some cities.like Tabriz,there r a few skyscrapers which could be the tallest in iran being planned but none are under construction yet.for more info u can check the projects and developments page ;)
manzuram hamune, we should replace all these ugly houses with no style with old style houses, it might take 50+ years, but we should start, after 50 years we have cities that are fully historical, and modern in some areas. masalan hameye markaz shahre tehrano, salhtemunaye zeshtesho bekuban (be murure zaman) , jash model qajar bezaran, ba hamun karayi, manzuram ine ke tarikho baz az no besazim
 

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@sourosh

well, I don't personally like ones like Milan or Barcelona. They look nice, but I think we Iranians should follow different than them. London, Frankfurt, NY, LA etc. could be a better example of a modern skyline. I still love Star Wars cities like Seoul, Tokyo, or Shanghai. Don't know why.:lol:

@freddy

Agree. A lot is getting built in the ones line Tehran and Tabriz. And I hope they will build larger in future.^^ I think Tehran and Tabriz are the best looking Iranian cities in terms of modern structure. I prefer the glass architecture in Tabriz a lot.^^ Others should follow it as well.

I am kind of sad that my city Shiraz is not getting much attention from the gov. They are now building since 10 years on the metro and it is not done yet!! However, Shiraz got some decent hotels recently and I hope they continue this path. Do you know anything about that Persian Gulf plan in Kish? If they build this, it would look great!!
why follow tokyo when we can make our own ? with architecture belonging to iran's? why do we run away from our own arvhitecture god i dont understand
 

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soroush u have a point there ^^
its really expensive.i even had a nice idea on it.for eg i really love that if tabriz would make a small town which all of the buildings r classic like old Tabriz.but then again skyscrapers are a MUST in cities like Tehran and specially Tabriz becuz of the mountain-ed terrain
 

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soroush u have a point there ^^
its really expensive.i even had a nice idea on it.for eg i really love that if tabriz would make a small town which all of the buildings r classic like old Tabriz.but then again skyscrapers are a MUST in cities like Tehran and specially Tabriz becuz of the mountain-ed terrain
yes its very expesive and timely, but its needed. the east of tabriz should be old, the west should be like manhattan, same with tehran, but i think tehran's beautiful north side should be preserved,

oh man i have drawn many designs of typican iran styled apartments that should be built. lol

nd also i believe that on the outskirts of cities, khune haye villayi ba bagh bayad besazan ke ye marzi bashe miabe shahre asliyo tabiat. ziba ham hast ham kamarbande sabz dorost mishe
 

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Now come on, if we had the budget would we just stick some "Persian motifs" on the side of a concrete building. The reason why modern buildings look the same accross the world with a few variations on local ingredients is the very fact that they are modern. When people say I wish Tehran took a leaf out of London, it is an interesting point to note that London's tower bridge was built in the 1920's and not 200 years ago. If you see the original designs for the bridge they were a stunning representation of there age. However the traditionalists won the arguement and we have these mock buildings all over London. The UK is probably one of the worst examples of "ye olde" architecture and it is a shame that people look to recreate styles that are defunct.

Many people in Tehran when I speak to them dislike the styles of the old Hotels in Tehran, like the Sherriton and Hilton. But these are examples of architecture of there time and should be kept in that style and not fiddled with.

My two pennies :)
 

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areh, ur right but im saying not build modern, but to build old styled buildings, like this

typical apartment should be like this :

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2453/4056349412_0565f6294f_b.jpg

street side buildings like this (a few storey should be added)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/3140886258_4e0c1af8db_z.jpg?zz=1
designs etc

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3261/3154963323_0fa340a1bb.jpg

houses (although this is over the top)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3273/3028734269_b28222e6d4_b.jpg
 

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manzuram hamune, we should replace all these ugly houses with no style with old style houses, it might take 50+ years, but we should start, after 50 years we have cities that are fully historical, and modern in some areas. masalan hameye markaz shahre tehrano, salhtemunaye zeshtesho bekuban (be murure zaman) , jash model qajar bezaran, ba hamun karayi, manzuram ine ke tarikho baz az no besazim
It's impossible because most Iranians don't want it, so it won't happen in our lifetime. Most Iranians prefer tacky versions of western-style buildings, and they look down on any building with an Iranian character. This is also why, as Freddy said, most buildings in Iranian cities are new. For the past 100 years Iranians have been demolishing the old and traditional buildings on purpose because they saw them as ugly. So most Iranian cities really have no character or beauty to them. Our cities can never compare to places like Istanbul, Barcelona, Rome, etc.

But anyway, having a beautiful city takes many centuries of changing architectural styles and stuff like that. You can't artificially give a city culture, culture develops on its own. Dubai has also tried artificially giving itself culture by recreating old buildings, but you can tell it is still all new and characterless!
 

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My house in Tehran is officially the oldest on the street being built in 1952. It is lovely having a big old garden with fruit trees in the centre of town! I am also refurbishing a building soon near Karim Khan from the 1950's, it should be an interesting project whether or not they are refurbishable as we are converting the original space into offices.
 

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It's impossible because most Iranians don't want it, so it won't happen in our lifetime. Most Iranians prefer tacky versions of western-style buildings, and they look down on any building with an Iranian character. This is also why, as Freddy said, most buildings in Iranian cities are new. For the past 100 years Iranians have been demolishing the old and traditional buildings on purpose because they saw them as ugly. So most Iranian cities really have no character or beauty to them. Our cities can never compare to places like Istanbul, Barcelona, Rome, etc.

But anyway, having a beautiful city takes many centuries of changing architectural styles and stuff like that. You can't artificially give a city culture, culture develops on its own. Dubai has also tried artificially giving itself culture by recreating old buildings, but you can tell it is still all new and characterless!
it wont be easy, the government (well not this one) needs to enforce it

i kniw what u mean, tackyness has creeped in our society for some reason (there are many), and rome nd barca yes, but istanbul has limited districts like that

anyway, we need force ( in a good way, not bad)
 
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