Milad Tower (Persian: برج میلاد – Borj e Milād), also known as the Tehran Tower (برج تهران – Borj e Tehrān), is a multi-purpose tower in Tehran, Iran. It is the sixth tallest tower and the 17th tallest freestanding structure in the world.
It is located between the Qarb Town and Gisha District, standing 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).
The tower is a part of a complex called International Trade and Convention Center of Tehran. The complex also includes a five-star hotel, a convention center, a world trade center, and an IT park.
The tower was first proposed as part of the “Shahestan Pahlavi” project, in Tehran’s Abbas Abad district, and was designed by the American urban planner Jaquelin Robertson. The site was planned to encompass five million square meters, a third of which was to be open space, and to accommodate 50,000 residents, as well as government ministries, commercial offices, and a number of cultural centers, including museums, facilities for the performing arts, and libraries. The project would have cost $5 billion ($21 billion adjusted for inflation). The firm also employed Lisa Halaby, the future Queen Noor of Jordan. After the 1979 Revolution, the project was cancelled