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Bahai House of Worship
|Official name:||Bahá'í House of Worship||Also known as:||Bahai Temple|
> Interior height of the dome: 73 feet / 22 meters
> Width of the dome: 90 feet / 27 meters
> The building has nine sides.
>This was the first Bahá'í House of Worship in the Western Hemisphere.
> The exterior filigree is full of symbols of the world's religions from the Christian cross to the Jewish Star of David to the Islamic crescent.
> Because of the delicacy of the design, the building had to be made out of a special mixture of quartz and white cement.
> Much of the building was manufactured near Washington, DC and then shipped to Illinois for assembly.
> 1903 - Planning begins.
> 1909 - Canadian architect Louis Bourgeois begins work on the design.
> 1920 - Construction begins.
> 1931 - The steel skeleton of the building is completed.
> 1953 - The building is completed.
> 1978 - The Bahá'í House of Worship is added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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