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Construction Begins on World's Tallest Religious Building

Construction Begins on World's Tallest Religious Building
Construction Begins on World's Tallest Religious Building, Courtesy of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, InGenious Studio
Courtesy of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, InGenious Studio

Construction is underway on a 700 foot (213 meter) tall Hindu temple in Uttar Pradesh, India that, upon completion, will be the world’s tallest religious building. Designed by Indian firm InGenious Studio, the structure (named “Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir”) will surpass the Ulm Minster in Germany, the current tallest church at 530 feet (162 meters).

The earthquake-resistant structure will rise 70 tiered stories and cover an area larger than St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, and will house a variety of religious and cultural facilities – as well as a theme park filled with attractions.

“Attractions planned in the theme park would be like park rides, animatronics, light, sound and special effects as well as the Vraja Mandal parikrama shows and laser shows,” project director Narasimha Das told The Spaces.

Courtesy of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, InGenious Studio
Courtesy of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, InGenious Studio

Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir will be dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Sri Krishna, who scripture states grew up in Vrindavan. The temple will be surrounded by additional social and residential facilities, set into a 30 acre forested area planted to recreate the 12 forests of Braj.

Courtesy of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, InGenious Studio
Courtesy of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, InGenious Studio

Current work is concentrated on the building’s 180 foot (55 meter) deep foundation, which will contain 511 columns.

News via The Spaces.

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "Construction Begins on World's Tallest Religious Building" 06 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/800950/construction-begins-on-worlds-tallest-religious-building/> ISSN 0719-8884
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