In its special 18-24 october
2003, issue of ‘The Information' magazine ‘The
Independent' newspaper in UK published a world wide list
of the 50 Best Modern Buildings to visit.
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden - inspired by Pramukh
Swami Maharaj - is ranked second in the list. The magazine
says, “It’s difficult to imagine, but the northwest
London suburb of Neasden is home to the boldest ecclesiastical
building erected in Britain since the Middle Ages.”
Also included in this distinguished
The London Eye; The Burj Al Arab, Dubai;
Thermal Spa, Vals, Switzerland; Tate Modern, London; REICHSTAG,
Germany; The National Museum of Australia; Roden Crater,
Arizona, USA; Chikatsu Asuka Historical Museum, Japan; National
Space Centre, Leicester; Millennium Dome, London; etc.
The list of 50 is comprised
of the ten best in each of the following five categories.
Commercial, Religious Buildings, Worldly Wonders, Tourism/Arts,
In the Religious Buildings
category the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, is ranked