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Gallery: Azadi Tower Description: The Azadi Tower (Persian: Borj e Āzādi – برج آزادی; "Liberty Tower"), formerly known as the Shahyad Tower (برج شهیاد – Borj e Šahyād; "King's Memorial Tower"), is a monument located at Azadi Square, in Tehran City, Iran. It is one of the symbols of Tehran, and marks the west entrance to the city. The architect Hossein Amanat won a competition to design the building. He combined elements of the architecture of Sassanid and Achaemenid eras with the post-Islamic Iranian architecture. The inauguration took place on October 16, 1971.