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Hossein Amanat, designer of Azadi Tower

Hossein Amanat (born on 28 Shahrivar 1321) is an Iranian designer and architect. The most famous work of Hossein Amanat is Azadi Tower, which is located in Tehran and is known as the "symbol of the capital".

Hossein Amanat, designer of Azadi Tower

Hossein Amanat was born in a Baha'i family. His father is Musa Amanat and his brother is Dr. Abbas Amanat. Hossein Amanat's father's family was from Kashan, and on his mother's side, he is half Hamadani-half Kashani. Hossein Amanat studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Tehran University and was one of the students of Haider Ghayaei and Hoshang Sihun. Hossein Amanat received a diploma in mathematics and physics from Alborz High School in Tehran in the academic year of 1338-1339. His brother Abbas Amanat graduated from Alborz High School in Tehran in the academic year of 1345-1344.

Hossein Amanat is the designer of Azadi Tower in Tehran, which was built to commemorate the 2500-year celebrations of the Iranian Empire and as a symbol of "modern Iran" and a sign of the "Gate of Great Civilization" in the middle of the 14th century. He won the design competition that was published in Zaman magazines in 1345 under the title "Shahyad Aryamhar Building Design Competition Advertisement". He is also the designer and architect of the primary buildings of Sharif University of Technology and many other structures in Iran and the world.

According to Hossein Amanat, the preparation of stones for this tower was a difficult and complicated task due to the complexity of the curvature of the tower's foundations, and to solve this problem, he turned to "Ghafar Davrpanah", the father of modern stonework in Iran and the owner of the "Sahara" stonework factory. Through Ghafar, he met Qanbar Rahimi to choose the best and best stones from the stone mines. The installation of the stones of the tower was entrusted to "Mohammed Ali Qudsi", the owner of "Itfaq" and "Itfaq Nu" stone factories.

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