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This video from the Baha’i World News Service (BWNS) describes how the first two columns of the main edifice of the Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha have been raised. Each now stands 11 meters above the central plaza floor.
You can read the full Baha’i World News Service article here: Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha: First columns of main edifice raised
The Universal House of Justice announced plans to begin constructing the Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha in its 2019 Ridvan message (you can read the message here, or listen to it here). The Universal House of Justice stated that the Shrine would be in the vicinity of the Ridvan Garden, between Haifa and Bahji, on land consecrated by the footsteps of Baha’u’llah. If you’re curious why the Shrines of the Bab and Baha’u’llah and many Baha’i holy places are located in Israel, you might wish to check out this Baha’i Blog article: Why Is the Baha’i World Centre in Israel?
You can read more about Abdu’l-Baha, including a biography of His life, His Unique Station, a selection of His Writings, and other articles dedicated to Him here on Bahai.org.
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