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See Algeria's $1.4billion Mega Mosque

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Algeria will soon be the envy of the Muslim world given the news that the nation’s record breaking, ultramodern Gigantic Mosque is nearing completion.

The Djamaa el Djazair, or Great Mosque of Algiers, has been under construction since 2011 and is being billed as the third largest mosque on the planet. Djamaa mosque faces the picturesque bay of Algiers; it can hold upto 120,000 people with the prayer room ready to accommodate a small town which is accessible by boat, tram or car.  The German-designed mosque also looks set to surpass neighbors Morocco with the tallest minaret in the world by nearly 200 feet, after years of project setbacks.

Djamaa El Djazair mosque will serve as a buffer against radical Islam and as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s legacy, The place of worship worth 1.4 billion dollars is set to be completed by 2017 will hold the world’s tallest minaret towering 870ft into the sky. It will also have a koran school, a library, a museum and terraces with gardens dotted with trees.

According to architectural news site Binyen, delays dogged the project since the foundations were laid more than four years ago. However, a sudden increase in people working on the site – approximately 1,600 builders – reportedly means the project will be finished before the end of this year. 

Originally scheduled to open in September this year, it is set to open in December. China People’s Daily reported that the mosque is now expected to be finished by the China State Construction Engineering Corporation.


A video aired on Algerian television gives some indication as to how the finished structure will look – and the 374,000 square meter site resembles a luxury hotel, with sweeping staircases, fountains and observation deck. 

One of the key features of the palatial mosque is its colossal library, fit for thousands of books.


Article Credit: Dailymail

Updated 2 Years ago

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