Beyazit Tower

Yeniçeriler Street, Istanbul

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Istanbul University Beyazit Campus
İstanbul Ünıversıtesı Beyazıt Kampüsü


Yeniçeriler Street, Istanbul, Turkey
Yeniçeriler Caddesi, İstanbul, Istanbul, Türkiye

Bordering Streets

Yeniçeriler Caddesi



Fast Facts

Also Known As

Beyazid Tower



Maximum Height

279 feet / 85 meters


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Raw Data

Construction End



• 1997

By The Numbers

• Steps to the top: 256
• Spire: 43 feet

Size[Explanation ♐]

Maximum Height: 279 feet / 85 meters

Floors[Explanation ♐]

4 stories above grade

Noteworthy Facts

• Observation deck: Closed.
• This tower also served as a fire station until 1923.
• The original tower at this location was designed by Krikor Balyan, the brother of the current tower's architect.

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People and Companies

Architecture Firm

Senekerim Balyan


• 1749: A wooden tower is built at this location.
• 1756: The first tower burns down.
• 1826: Another wooden tower is built at this location.
• 1826: The second tower burns down.
• 1828: A stone tower is built at this location.
• 1849: Three floors are added on to this structure.

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