-- Director-General of Isfahan province Cultural Heritage
Department, S. Aminiyan, said the columns of Âli Qâpu
Palace are on the verge of demolition due to their
addressing a press conference here Saturday, added that a
credit equivalent to rls 2.5 billion is required for the
restoration of the unique historical monument, shining as
the gem of the historical Naqsh-e Jahãn square in Isfahan.
recalled that there are over 6,000 historical monuments in
Isfahan province, out of which 3,000 are located in the
capital city of Isfahan. Aminiyan said that protection of
the said monuments requires a manpower of 18,000 which is
out of question.
added, "The giant semi-finished structure known as `Jahan-nema'
under construction at Isfahan's Imam Hossein square has
been erected without the approval of the Cultural Heritage
underlined that the height of the highrise under
construction has overshadowed the perspective of the
historical monuments located at Isfahan's Naqsh-e Jahan
square and Chahâr Bâq-e Abbâsi.
recalled that the complex under construction is located
adjacent to Chahar Baq, Naqsh-e Jahan square and a great
part of Isfahan historical monuments and is in obvious
contrast to Isfahan's archaic texture and cultural