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The Plasco Building was a 17-story high-rise in Tehran. It was built in 1962 by the prominent Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian, and it was named after his plastics company. The Plasco was used mostly as a commercial building, with a major shopping center on its ground floor, and a restaurant on its upper floor.

The building was the tallest building in Iran when it was constructed, and it was considered an iconic landmark of the Tehran skyline. The Plasco building collapsed on January 19, 2017, during a fire.

The Plasco Building, 1962-2017

The Early Years

The Plasco Building's scale model before construction

The Plasco Building’s scale model before construction

The Plasco Building, early 1960s

The Plasco Building, early 1960s

The Plasco Building, early 1960s

The Plasco Building, early 1960s

The Plasco Building, early 1960s

The Plasco Building, early 1960s

The Plasco Building, early 1960s

The Plasco Building, early 1960s

The Plasco Building in the 1960s and 1970s

The Plasco Building in a Postcard from the late 1960s

The Plasco Building in a Postcard from the late 1960s

The Plasco Building in a Postcard from the late 1960s

The Plasco Building in a Postcard from the late 1960s

The Plasco Building in a Postcard from the late 1960s

The Plasco Building in a Postcard from the late 1960s

2012

The Plasco Building, 2012

The Plasco Building, 2012

The Plasco Building, 2012

The Plasco Building, 2012

The Plasco Building, 2012

The Plasco Building, 2012

The last day

The Plasco Building. January 19, 2017

The Plasco Building. January 19, 2017

The Plasco Building. January 19, 2017

The Plasco Building. January 19, 2017

The Plasco Building. January 19, 2017

The Plasco Building. January 19, 2017

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