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Photo essay: Housing construction in Tehran

By Mahsa J
May 1, 2003
The Iranian

All over Tehran, old architecture is being replaced. Along the northern parts of Niavaran, Kamranieh and surrounding neighbourhoods, traditional garden villas are being destroyed at alarming rates to make way for high-rise buildings and accommodate an ever-growing population. The other major factor is that there is serious profits to be made, of course.

Although the architectural styles of the high-rises vary, and give the city a modern feel, a part of Tehran's historical architecture is being thoughtlessly demolished. Here are a few snapshots from northern neighborhoods of Tehran.

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