Azadi Tower, Iran
8,000 squares of white marble make up the taking off Azadi Tower on the western edge of Iran’s capital city, Tehran. Finished in 1971, the landmark is committed to over two centuries of Persian history. Building components represent both the nation’s pre-Islamic and post-Islamic times, with a merging of the two spoke to by the unpredictable, interconnected rib vaults. Now and again, creative light shows do something amazing for the gigantic structure. Up top, a survey floor considers clearing vistas over the city to the Alborz Mountains. Beneath, an underground gallery sheathed in dark marble houses old tablets, porcelains, and stoneware.