Road in front of Milad Tower, this tower is located on the western outskirts of Tehran

Road in front of Milad Tower, this tower is located on the western outskirts of Tehran

Upper section of the tower can be seen in this photo

Upper section of the tower can be seen in this photo

From the main road, one sees a beautiful entrance surrounded by many sculptures

From the main road, one sees a beautiful entrance surrounded by many sculptures

One of the art works on the ground floor of Milad Tower complex

One of the art works on the ground floor of Milad Tower complex

A large apple is displayed in front of a health shop

A large apple is displayed in front of a health shop

A brightly coloured cart is selling local hot drinks

A brightly coloured cart is selling local hot drinks

View of the entrance while going up by escalator

View of the entrance while going up by escalator

A fish tank was located between the upper and the lower areas of the tower

A fish tank was located between the upper and the lower areas of the tower

The fish tank was buzzing with the marine life

The fish tank was buzzing with the marine life

A strange looking wooden sculpture beside the escalators

A strange looking wooden sculpture beside the escalators

Milad Tower complex has seven conference salons and an exhibition space with an area of 700 m2 and it also features a hotel as well

Milad Tower complex has seven conference salons and an exhibition space with an area of 700 m2 and it also features a hotel as well

Milad Tower is a part of The Tehran International Trade and Convention Centre and it offers beautiful view of the surrounding areas

Milad Tower is a part of The Tehran International Trade and Convention Centre and it offers beautiful view of the surrounding areas

Locally, it is known as Borj-e Milad and sometimes it is referred as Tehran Tower

Locally, it is known as Borj-e Milad and sometimes it is referred as Tehran Tower

Snowy peaks of Alborz mountain range are visible from Milad Tower

Snowy peaks of Alborz mountain range are visible from Milad Tower

A gallery between the two sections of the conference centre had a statue of Ferdowsi and game of chess beside it

A gallery between the two sections of the conference centre had a statue of Ferdowsi and game of chess beside it

Every effort was made to create lush green areas on the area outside the main lobby hall

Every effort was made to create lush green areas on the area outside the main lobby hall

Iranian tiles decorated with colourful art

Iranian tiles decorated with colourful art

The construction of this project started in 1997

The construction of this project started in 1997

This tower took almost 11 years to complete and it was finished in 2008

This tower took almost 11 years to complete and it was finished in 2008

Officially, it was opened in 2009 and it offers  five-star hotel, a convention centre, a world trade centre, and an IT park

Officially, it was opened in 2009 and it offers five-star hotel, a convention centre, a world trade centre, and an IT park

Green areas around the main reception hall (lobby) of the tower

Green areas around the main reception hall (lobby) of the tower

Water fountain are installed to enhance the beauty of the surroundings

Water fountain are installed to enhance the beauty of the surroundings

Historically, water fountains are part of the Persian architect and they had been used in the gardens and palaces alike

Historically, water fountains are part of the Persian architect and they had been used in the gardens and palaces alike

Sculptures in front of the reception hall of the tower

Sculptures in front of the reception hall of the tower

This unusual looking sculpture is placed close to the two rows of the water fountains

This unusual looking sculpture is placed close to the two rows of the water fountains

This one shows the figure of a woman standing

This one shows the figure of a woman standing

This complex was created in order to meet the business needs of the modern and ever growing world

This complex was created in order to meet the business needs of the modern and ever growing world

A four wheel cycle beside the entrance door of the tower

A four wheel cycle beside the entrance door of the tower

This is the southern side of the tower and area between the tower and other buildings was under construction

This is the southern side of the tower and area between the tower and other buildings was under construction

When it was finished in 2008, it was the sixth tallest tower in the world

When it was finished in 2008, it was the sixth tallest tower in the world

Milad Tower is 435 m (1,427 ft) tall from base to the tip of the antenna

Milad Tower is 435 m (1,427 ft) tall from base to the tip of the antenna

Beautiful interior of Milad Tower

Beautiful interior of Milad Tower

Water is used to create an oasis among this concrete building

Water is used to create an oasis among this concrete building

A peacock in one of the galss rooms beside the main lobby

A peacock in one of the galss rooms beside the main lobby

There were few colourful sculptures created on the water's edge

There were few colourful sculptures created on the water's edge

This one depicts a howling fox

This one depicts a howling fox

Water shooting in the air from the fountains and next to it are the sculptures of animals installed on terraces

Water shooting in the air from the fountains and next to it are the sculptures of animals installed on terraces

There is still a confusion when this tower was completed some sources say in 2007 but other agree with 2008

There is still a confusion when this tower was completed some sources say in 2007 but other agree with 2008

The tower was officially opened on 20 February 2009

The tower was officially opened on 20 February 2009

The lobby structure consists of six floors, first three floors are being used as trade shops, restaurants and exhibition centres

The lobby structure consists of six floors, first three floors are being used as trade shops, restaurants and exhibition centres

Display of water and colourful lights inside the main lobby of the tower

Display of water and colourful lights inside the main lobby of the tower

A restaurant close to one of the main lifts of the tower

A restaurant close to one of the main lifts of the tower

A model of Milad Tower

A model of Milad Tower

There were few other models of the historical towers of Iran - this one is Minar Jonban

There were few other models of the historical towers of Iran - this one is Minar Jonban

This is the Kabooter Khane (Pigeon Tower) of Yazd and it is 20m in height

This is the Kabooter Khane (Pigeon Tower) of Yazd and it is 20m in height

Khosrogerd Minaret in Sabzevar is a Seljuk tower and it is 30m tall

Khosrogerd Minaret in Sabzevar is a Seljuk tower and it is 30m tall

Minar Ayaz is 40m tall and it is from the 11th century

Minar Ayaz is 40m tall and it is from the 11th century

This photo shows the five tower in the world which are taller than Milad Tower

This photo shows the five tower in the world which are taller than Milad Tower

Flags from countries around the world dispalyed inside the observation deck

Flags from countries around the world dispalyed inside the observation deck

A local artist working on an animal's horn to create designs

A local artist working on an animal's horn to create designs

The observation deck is protected with the wires and cables

The observation deck is protected with the wires and cables

View from the upper deck of the tower

View from the upper deck of the tower

The head of the tower is a steel structure weighing about 25,000 tonnes and consisting of 12 floors

The head of the tower is a steel structure weighing about 25,000 tonnes and consisting of 12 floors

An exhibition on one of the lower floors of Milad Tower

An exhibition on one of the lower floors of Milad Tower

Last rays of the weakening Sun who was about to finish it's journey behind the magnificent Alborz Mountains

Last rays of the weakening Sun who was about to finish it's journey behind the magnificent Alborz Mountains

Reception area of Milad Tower at dusk

Reception area of Milad Tower at dusk