Indonesia: The Master Builder

An amateur architect as well as a semipro statesman, Indonesia's President Sukarno often seems bored by the problems of building up his country's economy and feeding its population. Building up the skyline is much more pleasing, and it costs about the same. Last week Sukarno was still working hard at one of his theories: "Asians must show they can do big things as well as anybody else."

Currently under construction in Djakarta is the Merdeka (Freedom) Mosque, which is to be the world's biggest. The diameter of Merdeka's cupola will be 147 ft., or 40 ft. wider than the cupola...

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