Kiarash Jahed looked skyward as workers gingerly pulled tethers to fit a two-ton dome into place. The installation at the Muslim Community Center of Louisville along Westport Road last Wednesday marked the crowning moment so far in the construction of the city's newest mosque.
With the dome and dramatically arched windows, the mosque and an adjacent school under construction represent the boldest architectural expression of Islam to date in Louisville, a city where thousands of Muslims have lived and worshiped for years in mosques located in houses and other small buildings.
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