Saat Tower

Sa'at Tower also known as Tabriz Municipality is the head office of the municipal government of Tabriz, the capital of East Azarbaijan Province, Iran. The Municipality has been built in 1934 as Tabriz municipal central office. After World War II it was used by the Azerbaijan Democrat Party as a Government Office. When Iranian troops take control of Tabriz once again in 1947 the building again is used as Tabriz municipal central office up to present. Sa'at means "clock" in the Persian language.

Current alterations
During the 1990s, in an attempt for installing an elevator, one of Saat's patios was damaged. The tower dome was reconstructed on 2008 with a new color. Since 2007 part of the building is used as Municipality Museum.

Ceremonies
Since Saat Tower is located in the center of the city, it has been used for various ceremonies and gathering inside the city. During the 1947 it used as house of Azerbaijan People Government house. Currently, at the beginning of every new Iranian Year (20 March), a big Haft-Sin is made behind Saat.
 

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