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The dome of the Bahá’í House of Worship has become a prominent landmark in the Waigani area of Port Moresby (Shannon Ambu)

| Bahá’í World News Service

PORT MORESBY - A major milestone has been reached with the completion of the complex steel structure of the Bahá’í House of Worship in Port Moresby.

This development comes after hundreds of steel components were individually positioned and linked with nine steel meshes to complete the dome structure on which the support frame was raised.

The site of the House of Worship, which has been under the ownership and care of the Bahá’ís of Papua New Guinea since the 1990s, has begun to receive groups of visitors, architects and journalists eager to learn about the significance of the temple.

“We see this project every time we drive by,” said Jordan Tegabwasa, president of the PNG Institute of Architects. “It’s filled everyone with so much intrigue.”

Capture0“When its doors open, all will be welcome—regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or faith,” said Gezina Volmer of the Bahá’í Office of External Affairs.

“The House of Worship will be a peaceful place of reverence to pray, connect with our Creator and reflect on how to be of service to society.

Before being raised into place at the apex of the dome, the oculus support frame was assembled at ground level.

The completed dome and canopy structures are now ready for exterior cladding to be installed.

With the completion of the steel superstructure, the emerging form of the House of Worship can be seen from all directions as one approaches the Waigani area of Port Moresby.


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