The head of the Engineering Projects Department at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine; Engineer Diaa Majeed Al-Sayegh, confirmed that the work to strengthen and re-gild the walls of the Great Iwan, or what is known as the “Taremah”, has reached its final stage and its completion rate has reached more than 90%.
He added: "These works fall within a complementary stage to the previous project of strengthening the parts on the left and right door, in addition to the pillars of Taremah that form the facade of the Holy Sanctuary of the shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him), which walls were strengthened and increased their durability to give the aesthetic aspect of the holy shrine, to preserve its urban facilities and work to maintain it continuously, while preserving its architectural and heritage form with a civilizational imprint of durability and high efficiency, in a way that combines authenticity and modernity of implementation. "
Noting: "What remains of the works at this stage is to install the golden tiles on the upper roof of the Taremeh front, after the completion of the works of the so-called (the sun), which is characterized by the abundance of its inscriptions and motifs."
And al-Sayegh emphasized: "The present works of cladding with golden tiles, whether for this part or the rest of the other parts, were mixed the aesthetics of Islamic inscriptions and motifs, to add aesthetic touches that combined authenticity and modern design, with consistent Islamic patterns compatible with the luster and splendor of this Iwan."
He concluded: "The work included removing old bricks, removing plaster residues and old bonding materials, then performing maintenance of the wall, treating its cracks and damages, and working to strengthen the wall with a reinforced concrete wall, and with a thickness determined in proportion to the wall windings, and linking these two walls by special steel bars to form one piece, with the addition of some materials that increase the consistency of the wall on the one hand and increase its tolerance to the roof weights and roofing accessories on the other, then we perform the work of fixing the golden tiles. "