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Azadi Monument, TehranAzadi Monument, Tehran

Tehran’s most famous architectural symbol is the Azadi (“Liberty”) Monument in Azadi Square. It was constructed in 1971 as part of Mohammad Reza Shah’s celebrations to commemorate 2,500 years (by his own count) of Persian monarchy and was hence named the Shahyad Tower. It was given its current name after the 1979 revolution which saw all indications of the former regime stripped from streets of the city. ..... more
 
 
City Hall Mississauga, OntarioCity Hall Mississauga, Ontario

Tehran’s most famous architectural symbol is the Azadi (“Liberty”) Monument in Azadi Square. It was constructed in 1971 as part of Mohammad Reza Shah’s celebrations to commemorate 2,500 years (by his own count) of Persian monarchy and was hence named the Shahyad Tower. It was given its current name after the 1979 revolution which saw all indications of the former regime stripped from streets of the city. ..... more
 
 
City Hall Toronto, OntarioCity Hall Toronto, Ontario

This is actually the fourth city hall in Toronto's history. The first was destroyed by fire. The second was temporary. The third, the city outgrew. This fourth one is the result of an international design competition. The fact that it was held in 1957 is partially the reason it is evocative of the United Nations building in New York..... more
 
 
CN Tower Toronto, OntarioCN Tower Toronto, Ontario

Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto between the SkyDome and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Front Street, just north of Bremner Blvd. Near the top, a 24 sq. metre glass floor allows visitors to watch the streets under their feet...... more
 
 
CN Tower Toronto, OntarioDome of the Rock, Jerusalem

The caliph Abdel Malek Ben Marwan built the honoured Rock Dome between 685-691 A.D., as a result of the stability witnessed by the Umayyad dynasty at that time and in order to gather all Muslims around it. The building was planned in such a way to be the focus of attention for all. In fact it is considered a masterpiece of islamic architecture throughout history. The diameter of the dome is 20.3 meters inside and its height is 20.48 meters....... more
 
Eiffel Tower, Paris, FranceEiffel Tower, Paris, France

The Eiffel {y'-ful} Tower, an immense stucture of exposed latticework supports made of iron, was erected for the Paris Exposition of 1889. The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII of England) officiated at the ceremonial opening..... more
 
 
Leaning Tower of Pisa, ItalyLeaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

The Tower of Pisa is the bell tower of the Cathedral. Its construction began in the august of 1173 and continued (with two long interruptions) for about two hundred years, in full fidelity to the original project, whose architect is still uncertain..... more
 
 
Sydney Opera House, AustraliaSydney Opera House, Australia

Sydney Opera House must be one of the most recognizable images of the modern world - up there with the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building - and one of the most photographed. .... more
 
 
The Statue of Liberty in New YorkThe Statue of Liberty in New York

The Statue of Liberty is 46.5 meter (151ft) high and together with the pedestal, it reaches 93 meter (305ft). It used to be possible to take the staircase inside the statue and walk all the way up the 354 steps to the head from where you have a nice view on New York City.... more
 
 
Tower Bridge, London, EnglandTower Bridge, London, England

The Tower Bridge , named after its two impressive towers, is one of London's best known landmarks. This Victorian Bridge is now more than 100 years old. Designed by Wolfe Barry and Horace Jones, and completed in 1894, the middle of the bridge can be raised to permit large vessels to pass the Tower Bridge. It used to be raised about 50 times a day, but nowadays it is only raised 4 to 5 times a week.. ..... more
 
 
“Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light... To see form under light is what our eyes are made for.”
Le Corbusier
(1887–1965)
 
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