At 11:18 A.M. on March 11 local time, the main structure of the minaret on Djamaa el Djazair, or the Great Mosque of Algiers (Algeria) was completed. At 250.125 meters, it stands as the tallest building in Africa.
The mosque is located by the bay of Algeria along the south coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Construction is being carried out by China State Construction Engineering Corporation Algeria, and the Third Construction Co., Ltd. of China Construction Third Engineering Bureau from Wuhan.
Occupying an area of 400,000 square meters, the mosque will be the third largest in the world. The minaret will be 265 meters high after completion, making it the tallest one in the world.
Algiers is the capital of Algeria. It is located on the Mediterranean-Himalayan Belt, a zone marked by frequent earthquakes. To guard against damage or possible destruction, the mosque builder used earthquake-resistant techniques.