Milad Tower (Persian: برج میلاد - Borj e Milād), also known as Tehran Tower, is a multi-purpose Iranian concrete tower built in 2007 in between the Shahrak-e Gharb and Gisha districts of Tehran. It stands at 435 m (1,427 ft) 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 (1,033 ft). Below this is a staircase and elevators to reach the area.
Milad Tower is the sixth tallest tower in the world and also the 17th tallest freestanding structure in the world.
Milad Tower is a part of The Tehran International Trade and Convention Center. The project includes the Milad telecommunication tower offering restaurants at the top with panoramic views of Tehran, a five-star hotel, a convention center, a world trade center, and an IT park. The complex seeks to respond to the needs of business in the globalized world of the 21st century by offering facilities combining trade, information, communication, convention and accommodation all in one place.
The complex features a parking area of 27,000 square meters, a large computer and telecommunication unit, a cultural and scientific unit, a commercial transaction center, a temporary ...see more showroom for exhibiting products, a specialized library, an exhibition hall and an administrative unit. Milad Tower has an octagonal base, symbolizing traditional Persian architecture.
Milad Tower consists of five main parts: foundation, transition (lobby) structure, shaft, head structure and antenna mast. The lobby structure consists of six floors. The first three floors consist of 63 trade units, 11 food courts, a cafeteria and a commercial products exhibition, which is supposed to be 260 m2 (2,800 sq ft)
The first and second floors underground consist of official and installing sections and data center. The ground floor is devoted to the entrance and visitors reception. The shaft is a concrete structure which is 315 m-high (1,033 ft) from the ground floor. In three different sides of it 6 elevators are used to transfer the visitors to the head of the tower at the speed of 7 m/s (0.0070 km/s) and there is an emergency staircase exists at the fourth side.
Tehran Milad tower ancient coins museum is located at the 4th floor of the head structure with the view of the area at the bottom of the tower. The ticket price for this floor plus open observation deck is about 140000 Rials which can be bought online or at the ticket counter located in the tower.
The 5th floor of the head structure is a beautiful place to display artists’ valuable works of visual arts. The aim of the tower’s managers is to create a specific area by the use of facilities in order to introduce these works to those interested in these arts.
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.