Rendering courtesy KSP Jurgen Engel Architekten The mosques minaret will ascend 265 m into the sky, making it the tallest minaret on any mosque in the world. Rendering courtesy KSP Jurgen Engel Architekten The mosques prayer hall, shaped like a cube with regular rows of pillars, will be able to accommodate 35,000 worshippers at any one time. Algeria is set to begin construction of what is expected to be, after worship centers in the Saudi Arabia holy cities of Mecca and Medina, the world’s third-largest mosque. In February, China’s state-controlled China State Construction Engineering Corp. signed a $1.3-billion construction contract
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.