American architect wants to construct Indian Vedic Centre
Posted July 24th, 2007 by TariqueArt/Culture By IANS
New York : An American architect who has lived in India for over 30
years wants to build a Indian Vedic Center similar to one being
constructed more than 100 km from Kolkata.
Alfred J. Valerio wants to start work in December on an ambitious
$40-million project, which he described as "a little smaller than the
Vatican", in the Southern Tier area of New York State.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, or ISKCON, is
building the temple of the Vedic Planetarium on the banks of the Ganges
near Navadvip, north of Kolkata. Once completed, the 35-storey complex
will be one of the largest religious buildings. The project was made
possible by a $40-million contribution by Alfred Ford, great grandson of
Henry Ford and heir to the Ford Motors legacy.