Tehran Milad Tower
Tehran Milad Tower became a new symbol of Tehran right after its construction. It is a multipurpose building, proudly standing on the north of Tehran and visible from almost every part of the city. Milad tower is the 6th tallest tower in the world and the tallest building in Tehran. It provides not only a bird’s-eye view of the city but also some business activities and entertainment events.
Architecture of Milad Tower
Milad Tower is 435 meters long. The construction took 11 years, headed by Iranian architect Mohammad Reza Hafezi. As a result, the tower was officially opened on February 20, 2009 by the mayor of Tehran in front of 250 journalists from all over the world.
The tower includes 5 parts, which are the foundation, entrance lobby, shaft, head structure, and antenna. The lobby consists of 6 floors and includes trade units, exhibition halls, and food courts. Six elevators bring visitors along a concrete shaft to the upper floors at the speed of 7 meters per second. The head of the tower consists of 12 floors. Antenna hosts the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting and private antennas.
Activities in Tehran Milad Tower
Milad Tower is a part of the International Trade and Convention Center of Tehran. Along with convention center and a world trade center, Milad Tower hosts different exhibitions and events. For regular visitors the main interest is the observation deck, located on the top of the head structure. It provides a panoramic 360-degree view of the city and mountains. Besides, you can visit art gallery and museum of the tower. When you are on the top, you can visit a revolving restaurant, providing breakfast (on weekend), lunch and dinner menu and an amazing opportunity to watch the city going around under your feet.
Location of Tehran Milad Tower
Milad Tower is located in the northern part of the city. This area is considered as an upper-class living neighborhood and features several shopping centers, modern coffee shops, and restaurants. In the eastern part of Pardisan Park, which is next to Milad Tower, there are Wildlife Museum and Biodiversity Museum. You can visit Milad Dolphin Park, which is 15 minutes walking from the Tower. The easiest way to get to Milad Tower is using a taxi since it is quite far from any metro station. The tower is widely known among taxi drivers and has convenient exit ways from surrounding highways. With 15 minutes drive you can reach Tehran International Exhibition Center, Mellat Park, Tabiat Bridge and Ab-o Atash Park.
Where to Stay Near Milad Tower
The northern part of Tehran, where Milad Tower is located, is full of high-class hotels. For example, 5-star Laleh Hotel, Parsian Esteghlal Hotel, Taj Mahal Hotel, and Espinas Palace Hotel or 4-star Sepehr AP Hotel If you are looking for more budget accommodation, 3-star Diamond Hotel or Karoon Hotel offer comfortable rooms.
Where to Eat Near Milad Tower
The first choice that comes to the mind, when thinking about lunch next to Milad Tower, is, of course, the revolving restaurant of the tower itself. You can not only have lunch but also enjoy the spectacular view. Also in the Shahrak-e Gharb neighborhood, you will find lots of options: Turkish food in Apostrof, a mix of international food in Tamasha, ice cream in Gelato Lab, and coffee in Sam Cafe.
Floors of the tower
Eventually, the tower includes 12 floors. However, these floors have different sites located in the foundation and at the top of the tower. The foundation of the ground floor is a transition (lobby) structure. On top of that, there are 63 trade units, 11 food courts, a cafeteria, and a commercial products exhibition which is supposed to be about 260 square meters. The top floors at the upper structure of the tower contain a cultural museum, a restaurant, and trading centers, and the public users’ telecommunication antennas.
Milad Tower Conference Hall
Besides all its creational parts, Milad Tower’s conference hall is one of Tehran and Iran’s most important conference centers that usually hosts the most significant Iranian Festivals and international festivals, such as the annual International Fajr Film Festival. The conference center is located next to the tower and includes various halls to exhibit films, conduct concerts, etc. With a hall with 1500 people, it has one of the largest halls in the middle east.
Tehran Milad Tower Location
How To Get To Tehran Milad Tower
Next to Milad Tower, there is a bus stop "Milad Hospital Station". You can take a city bus that passes that station, for example, #307 from Haft-e Tir Square.
Milad tower is located between highways Chamran, Hemmat and Hakim. Each one of them has a convenient exit to Milad Tower, so you can get there from any part of the city.
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