Dome of Sheikh Lotfollah mosque exposed to risk of rain penetration

Following the removal of cover on the dome of Sheikh Lotfollah mosque during the tile restoration process, the turquois dome has been exposed to rain penetration.

Iran (IMNA) – The restoration process of Sheikh Lotfollah mosque has been started since April, and this project will be finished in two years. The beautiful mosque which is located on the east side of Naghsh-e Jahan square belongs to 1012 A.H.; although the date of finishing the building is 1028 A.H, that is carved on the inscription within the altar. This monument which is one of the well-known buildings in the historical complex of Naghsh-e Jahan square, dates back to the Safavid era. It was built by Mohammad Reza Isfahani who was one of the famous architects of that time.

This masterpiece is located in front of Ali Qapu palace, and attracts many tourists every year. The dome of this mosque has two crusts. In double-crust domes, the underlying crust is usually load-bearing, and the outer crust is the façade that should resist atmospheric pressure.

Considering that a part of the magnificence of Naghsh-e Jahan square relies on this mosque, it is necessary that the management of the global registration center of this square proceed carefully regarding the manner of choosing contractors of this place and other historical monuments of this complex, and provide the conditions to prevent the probable risks such as penetration of rain into this global valuable buildings.

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