In pictures: The beginning of the last phase of the Qibla gate of the holy shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him).

The Qibla Gate of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) went through many stages of work to make this architectural masterpiece, which gathers the authenticity of the past and the modernity of the design and execution. Today, the last phase of works start including the strengthening, expansion and cladding the gate from the side overlooking the right and left and upper sides.

This was stated by the head of the engineering projects department in the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, Engineer Dea' Majeed al-Sa'egh, to the al-Kafeel Global Network. Adding: "After the completion of the works on the frontal side of the Qibla gate of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him), the works started in the inner side of the gate with inscriptions and ornaments. And because it is considered one of the most important gates and entrances leading to the sanctuary, the projects Department at the holy shrine gave it a great importance in terms of the design for its spiritual importance in the hearts of the visitors of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him). All praise to God Almighty, we have reached now the last stage, which is the overlooking side on the holy sanctuary. "

Eng. al-Sa'egh explained: "The work at this stage included the division of work into parts, where we started by the right side of the gate. The other parts of the work will include:

- The extraction of the old cladding of Kashi Karbala'i and brick.

- Removing binders and digging the wall in certain proportions to fit the gate's measurements.

- flattening the surface with the addition of binders and treating cracks, if any.

- Linking the old part with what has been done to make it be one piece.

- Reinforcing the wall with iron poles attached to ground bases to increase the strength of the wall, thus increasing its bearing power of the ceiling weight.

- Creating a network of iron meshes with many layers.

- Cladding these layers with concrete and other construction materials that make the surface ready for the cladding work and showing it in the required form according to the required design."
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