Taking worship to new heights

a one-of-a-kind, US\$1.5 billion project is rising in the capital of Algeria

Set to be completed in 2016, The Grand Mosque of Algiers will be Africa’s largest mosque and the third biggest in the world. However, project challenges such as the area’s high risk for earthquakes, designing a building that combines tradition and modernity and balancing the expected crowds with potential security threats have contributed to the initiative being already more than a year behind schedule.
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