Coun­cil bans con­struc­tion of high-rise build­ings in Tehran gar­dens

Tehran Times - - FRONT PAGE -

— 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.

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