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Shrine Of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá: Pillars Of Main Edifice Completed


Many of the distinctive architectural features of the design of the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá are becoming visible as work progresses. The Shrine of ʻAbdu’l-Bahá is being built in Israel where the remains of ʻAbdu’l-Bahá, one of the central figures of the Baháʼí Faith, are interred.

The eight pillars of the central edifice have now been completed. The folding walls on the west side of the central plaza are also complete and are being joined with one of the portal walls of the south plaza.

At the same time, preparations are beginning for the work of building an intricate trellis across the central plaza.

A semi-circle of folding walls now encloses one side of the central plaza. The second set of folding walls is now being built, mirroring the first on the opposite side of the plaza.

The completed set of folding walls are being joined with one of the portal walls of the south plaza. The space between the path and the walls will eventually be filled with a sloping garden berm.

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BWNS, or the Bahá'í World News Service, reports on activities of the worldwide Bahá'í community and on events that affect the Baha’i Faith or its followers. The service is based at the Bahá'í International Community’s Office of Public Information at the Bahá'í World Center in Haifa, Israel.

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