The biggest mosque in Germany is going to be constructed in Cologne. The city office on Thursday decided to let the construction on the proposed site since long controversy whether to allow to construct or not.
The structure will cost between €15 billion and €20 billion, financed by private donations from more than 800 groups in Germany. Construction will be completed in 2010 by the locally based Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), which has close ties to Ankara.
The mosque, designed by German architects Paul and Gottfried Böhm, will be a domed building with glass walls and two minarets. The minarets will be 180 feet tall, one-third the height of the towers of the Cologne Cathedral. The mosque will also be flanked by tall office buildings. DITIB has agreed not to broadcast the call to prayer over loudspeakers.
Photo: The proposed design of mosque!
The decision to let build mosque in the town predominated with Christian is the example of excellent and harmonious German system! We respect the decision and brotherhood among all religions.