BAHÁ’Í WORLD CENTRE — Since the completion of the foundations for the central structure of the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in September, work continues apace on the construction of the first vertical elements. The subterranean portion of the structure, which will lie beneath the central plaza, is beginning to take shape.
Work is rapidly advancing to lay the concrete bases that will provide stability to the landscaping and gardens on either side of the concrete
The selection of photos below provides a view into the work currently underway.
With the completion of the foundation for the central structure, work is progressing on the first vertical elements of the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.
The subterranean portion of the structure, which will lie beneath the central plaza, is beginning to take shape as walls and columns rise.
A construction worker prepares for construction of further elements of the structure.
Work continues in parallel on the lower level of the central structure and the base for each of the two berms that will enclose the central plaza.
Once “void former” blocks are put in place, reinforcement bars are laid for the concrete pour.
As one segment of the platform is completed, preparation continues on the next. The construction of concrete platforms for the berms is nearing completion.
Step by step, the construction of the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá continues.
The News Service will continue to cover developments of the project through articles and brief notices, which may be viewed in a special section of the website.