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Indian temple will be the world's tallest religious skyscraper

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    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/21/a...t-religious-skyscraper-duplicate-2/index.html
    Indian temple will be the world's tallest religious skyscraper
    By Betty Wood, The Spaces
    Updated 0335 GMT (1135 HKT) November 22, 2016
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    This article was originally published by The Spaces, a digital publication exploring new ways to live and work.
    (CNN)Work is underway on the world's tallest religious skyscraper: a 700-foot-tall Hindu temple in India.
    The earthquake-proof building's tiered silhouette is reminiscent of a rocket ship, rising 70 stories in the air.
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    "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," says Narasimha Das, project director of the temple.
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    A capsule elevator will run through the height of the structure, whisking visitors up to a viewing deck. The ride doubles as a light and sound experience, taking people through the planetary systems of the universe, as laid out in Vedic literature.

    Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir in Uttar Pradesh will be bigger than Vatican City's St Peter's Basilica and rise higher than Ulm Minster when completed.
    Indian practice InGenious Studio and structural consultant Thornton Tomasetti have designed the temple-cum-cultural center, which includes a theme park, for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

    Dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Sri Krishna -- who, according to scripture, is said to have grown up in Vrindavan -- the temple will be surrounded by around 30 acres of forest, planted to recreate the twelve forests of Braj.
    Social facilities will skirt the temple as well as apartments and villas, which the New Indian Express reports will be sold to fund the project. It will also be financed by donations from devotees.
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    Right now, work is concentrated on the building's 180-foot-deep foundations.
    "(These) will have 511 columns, which will be completed by March next year," confirms Das.
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    The architecture surely is magnificent.
     
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    This will take a long time :(

    Atleast this one will finish quickly , though the things surrounding it have taken a sheen out of it
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    Wow!! What is it?
     
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    TOVP = Temple of Vedic Planaterium


    Though I still prefer this architecture

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    But lets see how it will finish .
     
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    Wastage of money. One missile during war time and these all will fall down.
     
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    Yes, temples are strategic locations after all.
     
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    Not bad at all my Indian friends. Taj Mahal is still better though.
     
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    Isckon is very wealthy due to followers from Western countries, no surprises then here
     
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    A new wonder.
    But have to say, the same investment on education will produce more money and talents for India.
     
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    Aw lookie. He so concerned about education in India. So cute.
     
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    I still prefer this architecture :D
     
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    Another great symbol of love in the land of heart. Commendable.
     
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    Awesome.
     
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    Some of the designs of Indian temples are amazing. I have visited one or two temples in UK and was thoroughly impressed with the architecture of such buildings

    Been to countless churches too and surely there are very few rivals to Vatican city's St Peter's Basilica
     
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