Flame Towers – An Icon For Baku’s Coastal Skyline

Flame Towers is an iconic complex in Baku, Azerbaijan. It is a combination of three residential buildings with a roof height of 190 meters. Designed by world famous architecture giant HOK, Flame Towers is supposed to become an icon for Baku’s coastal skyline.

The construction of Flame Towers began in 2007 with an estimated cost of US$350 million. When completed in 2012, the astonishing structure has become one of the tallest buildings in Baku. The towers’ shape was inspired by the city’s history of Zoroastrian fire worship and its ongoing connection with natural gas.

The Illumination of Flame Towers is regarded as the best in the world. The Flame Towers are completely covered with the LED screens that display the movement of a fire visible from the farthest points of the city. This illumination creates the effect of giants torches emphasizing the main idea of Flame Towers incorporated in their name.

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