Saat Tower, the symbol of Tabriz also known as Tabriz Municipality Palace, was built in 1934 and is located in the center of the city and on the left side of the Blue Mosque. After the 2nd world war, the building was used by the Azaerbaiijan Democrat Party as a government office. When Iranian troops regained control of Tabriz in 1947, the building was used again as the Tabriz municipal central office, and since then this function has not changed.
Clock towers are a specific type of builidng which houses a turret clock and has one or more clock faces on the upper exterior walls. Many clock towers are freestanding structures but they can also be part of a church or municipal building such as a town hall. They are a common sight in many parts of the world with some being iconic buildings. To name a famous clock tower in the world, the Elizabeth Tower in Londen, commonly called “Big Ben” can be mentioned. Ali Al-Ridha Clock Tower in Mashhad, Shams ol-emare in Tehran, and Saat Tower in Tabriz are other good examples of clock towers in Iran.