Iran Opens World's 4th Highest Telecoms Tower
Published on: 8th Oct 2008
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The Iranian government has inaugurated the world's fourth highest telecoms tower in the capital city Tehran. The Milad Tower sits on a hill in northwestern Tehran measures 435 metres (1 427 feet) from the base to the tip of the antenna and took 11 years to build at a cost of USD194 million.
The tower is the fourth tallest tower in the world after the CN Tower in Toronto, Ostankino Tower in Moscow, and the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai. It is also currently 12th tallest freestanding structure in the world.
Milad Tower has an octagonal base, symbolizing traditional Persian architecture.