The Most Beautiful Building That Can Barely Be SeenThursday, September 03, 2009
The last time we were in Atlanta, we went to see the Hindu Temple in Lilburn. It cost $19 million to build it, is 27,000+ sq feet, and is the largest Hindu Temple outside India (wow, right!?). This is how it's described by NPR:
Made of Turkish limestone, Italian marble and Indian pink sandstone, the temple rises 72 feet into the sky and looks a bit like the Taj Mahal, with its soft white spires and 13 domes.
The temple is an engineering marvel. No steel or metals have been used in the construction, and each piece, hand-carved and imported from India, was numbered, divided into sections and eventually set in place. The whole structure fits together like a giant jigsaw puzzle.
They give tours - would love to do that.