NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After exceeding a city height limit, builders of a mosque on New Haven's outskirts are wrestling with how to cut 24 feet from its soaring, crescent-topped minarets.
The city has halted all construction on the building until the mosque figures out what to do about the 81-foot towers sent from Turkey.
The steel and fiberglass minarets came in prefabricated sections and were assembled last year. A building permit was issued for a height of 57 feet.
The mosque is owned by the Turkish-American Religious Foundation.
City spokesman Laurence Grotheer said he is not aware of the city receiving complaints about the mosque. He said it is a matter of compliance with the permit.