Council bans construction of high-rise buildings in Tehran gardens
— Construction of the towering buildings in gardens in the capital was prohibited by the Tehran city council on Tuesday, Mehr news agency reported.
The city of Tehran was first chosen as the capital of Iran by Agha Mohammad Khan of the Qajar dynasty in 1796.
Large scale demolition and rebuilding began in the 1920s, and Tehran has been a destination for mass migrations from all over Iran since the 20th century.
The populous city of Tehran with a population of some 9 million was once covered with 14,000 hectares of gardens which shrank to some 9,000 over the past few decades.