Niiice: Borat's Homeland Gets A Space Pyramid

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Perhaps in an attempt to shake off the backward, cousin-marrying, antisemitic image it got from Sacha Baron Cohen's film Borat, Kazakhstan has hired British architects Foster and Partners to build a futuristic Pyramid Of Peace And Reconciliation. Built in just two years at a cost of 35 million pounds, the building is meant to house the triennal Congress Of World And Traditional Religions. (Including Jews.) "This place is like a TARDIS," enthuses one blogger, talking about the spacious insides. Click through for more pyramid pictures.

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Illustration for article titled Niiice: Borats Homeland Gets A Space Pyramid
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Why does this place look like the cover of a crappy sci-fi novel from 1972?