Monday, December 23, 2013

Isfahan International Convention Center, under construction

Originally scheduled to host the NAM conference notwithstanding, construction nevertheless remains active at the Isfahan International Convention Center site. These photos are from Fall 2013.

The convention center's radome architecture clearly taking shape, with Iranian-crafted GFRP tiles being hoisted into place

Interior view of the radome taking shape with the employment of tower crane

Mack truck-mounted hydraulic crane and rough terrain crane work the construction site

Properly outfitted Iranian construction crewmen

Artist's rendering of the completed Isfahan International Convention Center

Photos: Mahdi Janipoor at IMNA News Agency


Nader Uskowi said...

NAM conference was last year. The project is already a year behind schedule, and at least based on these photos it does not appear to be completed anytime soon.

A cautionary note: a large percentage of government construction activities in Iran in recent years have been left unfinished, with no prospect to see them finished in many years to come. Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said last week that more than 60% of these projects will not be finished for decades, because they were never fully funded, but were started nevertheless as propaganda pieces by the previous government.

I don't know the details about this particular project in Isfahan. Hope it finishes soon, looks great. But it is best to wait until a project is actually completed before running a post on it.

B.M.A said...

Wait until a project is actually completed before running a post on it??-really?-i beg to differ.
completion of a project depend on the owner's financial muscle,and many projects in Iran completed or unfinished are private ventures by individuals or companies .The disclosure by Larijani last week is true but you are giving a picture of a Government on a building spree just for propaganda -which is far from reality.

Nader Uskowi said...


Please read my comments again. I was discussing government projects.

The picture of Ahmadinejad's government on a building spree without funds for over 60% of those projects and their start up for propaganda purposes is what was offered by Larijani, the Speaker of Majlis, and not this blogger's.