Beyazit Tower is fire-watch tower located in the courtyard of Istanbul University’s main campus on Beyazit. From ground level 85 meter high tower constructed by Mahmut II and designed in Ottoman Baroque style by Senekerim Balyan who built it of stone in 1828. The tower has a stone roof and a wooden staircase of 256 steps
Beyazit Tower is still in use today as a watch-tower as well as for signaling wather forecast and maritime navigation information to the ships on the Golden Horn at night. The tower lost its importance with the development of advanced communications technology.
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