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The world’s tallest religious building is under construction

The Hindu temple will stand 700 feet-tall when completed, easily surpassing the current tallest church, the 530-foot Ulm Minster in Germany.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | December 7, 2016

Rendering courtesy of InGenious Studio

A new Hindu temple, named “Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir” and dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Sri Krishna, is under construction in Uttar Pradesh, India. Once completed, it will become the tallest religious structure in the world. The building, designed by the Indian firm InGenious Studio, will stand 700-feet-tall and rise 70 tiered stories, Arch Daily reports.

The structure will not only be impressive in its height, but also in its footprint, as the earthquake-resistant building will cover an area larger than St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Housed within the structure will be a variety of religious and cultural facilities along with the much less obvious addition of a theme park, complete with attractions such as park rides, animatronics, and laser shows.

The temple will be the focal point of a surrounding social and residential development. The social and residential facilities will be set into a 30 acre forested area meant to recreate the 12 forests of Braj.

Construction is in the early stages as most of the current work is focused on the building’s 180-foot-deep foundation.

 

Rendering courtesy of InGenious Studio

 

Rendering courtesy of InGenious Studio

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