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The director of the Fourth Hashemite Reconstruction Project, Eng. Sultan Abu Naameh, said that there is no specific time for the completion of the Fourth Hashemite Reconstruction Project for the Al-Husseini Grand Mosque due to the nature and conditions of the mosque, which does not have building plans for its age. Each stage has differences in design, and this is one of the reasons for delaying the completion of the project. It is expected that the project will end, in the event that no new surprises appear in the implementation and were not calculated in the design between the next 3 to 4 months.
The implementation of the project began according to the announcement of the Greater Amman Municipality on 10-4-2022, and a deadline was given for its implementation of 150 days from its date.
The project came in implementation of the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II, after the mosque was subjected to a fire in 2019, in a manner befitting its Islamic and historical status and preserving its architectural style.
Qabatiya stone..and other surprises
Abu Naameh said, "The reason for the current delay in the completion of reconstruction is the conditions of the facility itself, as it is old and built in stages, and we are surprised that it shows certain crypts, in light of which the design is modified more than once, for example the subject of the knot in the surface, the knot is always erased with the stone, which is called “Masonry”, when we examined it in order to install the iron, this masonry showed stone - it is far from the concrete, it has a space of about 50 cm - and this means that the columns cannot be placed on a space belonging to the Skylight, and this requires that you move back in it, as he put it. Consequently, the length of the transverse bridges increased, and as a result of this, it requires re-design, after which the verification process is carried out that this length is safe or not on the one hand, and on the other hand, (17) re-designs were made in the planetarium due to circumstances that occurred during the reconstruction and occurred during the reality (other than the plans). .
Abu Naameh added, "We are surprised when we want to start work in a new place with something that is not taken into account. When we wanted, after examining the soil, to start installing skylights, which are loaded on the outer perimeter walls, which will cover the area of the open inner courtyard, which is supported by only 4 pillars and bridges." It turned out that the bridges are dilapidated, and we immediately changed 3 bridges, and the others will end in the coming days. To bear the weight again, and then the casting process came again for 16 columns, and 4 columns are ready.
He continued, "Most of the Al-Husseini Mosque is built of Qabati stone from the West Bank (Jenin). Approximately 70% of the Al-Husseini Mosque is built of Qabati stone. Qabati stone will be used in the pillars and arches. It was lathed in Jordan on the site, and 6 out of 16 columns were installed, knowing that Its composition has a certain specificity - mechanical Opinion - Rashid Rawashdeh