University of Tehran Gateway Renovated

University of Tehran Gateway RenovatedUniversity of Tehran Gateway Renovated

The University of Tehran’s iconic gateway was renovated for the first time in 45 years and unveiled on June 14, said Dr. Ahmad-Reza Khezri, advisor to the university’s public relations department.

The plan for restoration of the historical gateway, a symbol of the university’s status in the country’s higher education system, was part of the program to commemorate the 80th anniversary of its establishment, ISNA reported.

The main entrance was designed in 1965 by Korosh Farzami, a student of the Faculty of Fine Arts and built by Arme Construction Company. The gates are depicted on the reverse side of the 50,000 rial banknote.

There are two aspects to the famous artifact: two chimerical winged birds rendering science and knowledge as a pair of wings to ascend to the higher pinnacle of success and prosperity, or an open book.