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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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It is a beautiful place and worth the visit but be aware that there is construction at the site and there is little parking available and the city of Wilmette likes to patrol the street and hand out tickets for $35...
Mike J - Friday, August 23rd, 2013 @ 4:13pm
Beautiful! May God bless all who visit and marvel at what man is capable of creating.
Jim G - Monday, November 19th, 2012 @ 7:46am
Beautiful building and gardens. It has wonderful views of the area. The greeters in the house of worship and in the information area are very welcoming to visitors. I enjoy stopping here with my international visitors.
Patty V - Sunday, June 17th, 2012 @ 6:10pm
A symbol of religions's unity.A sing that we can hope et work for a better future. Le symbole de l'unitÃ© des religions, un signe de ce que nous pouvons espÃ©rer et construire pour un avenir meilleur.
Louise Gagnon - Thursday, October 21st, 2010 @ 12:14pm
its more beautiful and holy place
ahmad elahmar - Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 @ 8:34am
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