Shahrak-e Gharb Neighborhood
Shahrak-e Gharb or Qarb Town, also known as Qods Town, is a planned town built as a massive project of modern apartment buildings and villas in the north-western part of Tehran, Iran.
Originally built based on the model of upscale American suburbs, today it is considered as one of the most affluent neighborhoods of Tehran. It is one of the largest districts of Tehran, including easy access to expressways including Chamran Expressway, Hemmat Expressway, Niayesh Expressway, Sheikh Fazl-allah Nouri Expressway, and Yadegar-e-Emam Expressway, proximity to four major hospitals, as well as three large and famous shopping centers, numerous parks, cinema and cultural centers, police and fire stations, and post offices.
The tallest tower of Iran, Milad Tower, which stands 435m high from base to tip of the antenna, is located between the Qarb Town and Gisha District. The head consists of a large pod with 12 floors, the roof of which is at 315 m.
The tower is a part of a complex called International Trade and Convention Center of Tehran. The complex also includes a five-star hotel, a convention center, a world trade center, and an IT park. Milad Tower is a multi-purpose tower in Tehran, Iran. It is the sixth tallest tower and the 17th tallest freestanding structure in the world. At the base of the tower is the separate Tehran Milad Tower International Convention Center, where concerts are occasionally held. In 2012, Zaha Hadid won the design competition for the second phase of the site, a plan which would involve a couple more lower-rise towers. So far, though, construction is yet to commence.
A great commercial center, Milad e Noor is in this neighborhood as well. This shopping mall is considered as one of the biggest commercial centers of the capital.
An international school is located nearby, within the town, and a second is minutes away in Sa’adat Abad. Because of the eastward current of the air in Tehran and its constant purification by the adjacent mountains, this town is less polluted compared to other northern parts of the city. These and many more advantages have made this area a prime and pleasant location for living, attracting many foreign temporary residents, diplomats and expatriates.