Amsterdam Mosque minaret disagreement solved

A disagreement over the size of an Amsterdam Mosque minaret has finally been solved, after 13 years. Originally Milli Görüs, the Turkish-Islamic association, wanted a 42 meter minaret while the local residents associations, Bort, wanted the minaret not to top 34 meters. The final agreement achieved by an arbitrating committee is a 40 meter minaret.

The planned building will include the mosque, 111 rentals, 2200 sq meters for businesses, stores, restaurants and offices as well as an underground garage.

The mosque will open in 2008.

Source: Het Parool (Dutch)

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