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The first building of the National Bank of Iran (Bank-e Melli-e Iran), Tehran.
This huge palace is built in the era of Reza Shah Pahlavi (Reign: 1925-1941) by a German architect. The style is neoclassic with an inspiration of the Archaemenid style. There are two stone lions on the sides of the stairs that once again shows the symbol of power and royalism in Iran. The pillars are similar to those Archaemenid ones found in Persepolis and Susa with bulls head above each. At the Top of the building is the symbol of the Faravahar. This building is still used as a bank and the interior is really interesting, but like so many other places in Iran photography is forbidden inside.
Till 1960, the National bank of Iran was in charge of printing banknotes in Iran. For information about this, click here.

ساختمان بانك ملي ايران، خيابان فردوسي، تهران

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