Tehran's weekend: Shams al-Emarat Tower, once tallest building in Tehran
Tehran (IP) - Shams al-Emarat (Edifice of the Sun) Tower is one of the historical monuments of Tehran, related to the Qajar period and one of the most prominent buildings in the Golestan Palace.
Iran Press/Iran news: Shams al-Emara has five floors and 35 meters high, which at the time of construction was the tallest building of that period in Tehran, and was the first building to use metal in its structure.
Shams-al Emarat Towers (Edifice of the Sun), is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Golestan Palace, a UNESCO heritage site, is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture and later ones.
The walled Palace, one of the oldest groups of buildings in Tehran, became the seat of government of the Qajar family, which came into power in 1779 and made Tehran the capital of the country.