On a bright, sunny Sunday morning in February, a group of construction workers and engineers from the world’s largest construction company, Eerie Construction, gathered for a three-day workshop at the summit of the Taj Mahal.
It was one of the biggest solar projects the company had ever built.
But in the process of assembling its gigantic solar panels and installing them on the building, the company discovered a problem: it was still being constructed.
For months, it had been struggling to make repairs to the panels and other equipment it had installed on the tower.
Its staff had struggled to keep the structure standing and its roof, the largest structure in India, in place after the storming of the city by Pakistan in 1971.
The building, built in the 1960s and built by one of India’s wealthiest families, is considered one of Asia’s most iconic structures, and its towering, red and gold spire was one the tallest in the world.
The problem: while the Taj’s original spire is still standing, the Taj itself has fallen.
In the early 1970s, when India was still under the rule of the British, the British colonial rulers in the country had installed a solar tower on the site of a temple built by a local Hindu sect called the Rajputs.
The tower was intended to create an artificial solar energy source, providing electricity to the entire country.
In its heyday, the temple had power to power up to 60,000 homes.
In 1972, the Rajatpuri Temple was destroyed by Pakistani troops and its ruins were used as a bomb shelter by Indian and Pakistani troops.
The temple was the site for a brutal and bloody attack on the Hindu community in India in the mid-1970s.
About 1,000 people were killed in the attack, while nearly 10,000 were wounded.
After the attack in 1971, the Hindu population in the region became hostile toward the Muslim majority population and, in the years following, a wave of violence broke out.
In 1971, an uprising against the Rajapaksa government resulted in the partition of India into two states: Pakistan and India.
In a series of bloody, brutal and indiscriminate attacks, hundreds of thousands of Hindus were killed, mostly by the Pakistani army.
In the decades following the violence, many Hindus in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh were displaced.
The Rajapaksha Temple, which had been a sacred site for Hindus for centuries, was torn down and rebuilt in the 1990s, and in 2007, the mosque in which it was built was demolished and replaced by a mosque.
This mosque was constructed in the exact same building site as the Taj.
The Taj Mahals complex of towers and domes has been a landmark in India since the 1970s.
The Taj was built to commemorate the birth of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in 1919.
It was built with Indian and British assistance and, according to the United Nations, cost over $1 billion.
But for the past two decades, India has been struggling with a severe energy crisis, with the country having to import and export power to the rest of the world, many of which rely on imported coal and oil.
According to Eerie’s director of operations, Ashish Khatri, the solar project that has been commissioned was meant to provide energy to the Indian power grid for five years.
Khat, who was in charge of the solar panels for the construction project, said that the company was able to meet the solar power requirement in its first year of operation.
The project was financed by a government-backed loan of around Rs 8.5 crore, which is approximately equal to a portion of the cost of the construction.
The remaining funds were raised from the government.
The Eerie team, including the construction manager, a mechanical engineer, a surveyor, a crane operator and a carpenter, built the structure in less than a month.
A solar panel, a battery, and an array of solar panels are mounted on the roof of the structure.
A large solar panel was also installed on top of the roof, making it visible from all directions.
The solar panels, which were made from glass and aluminum, were installed in a central location and were the tallest structure in the Taj for the entire three-week workshop.
The panels are not visible from the top of a hill, but the team was able take a photo of them from a distance.
The team also installed a large solar generator to help produce electricity for the building.
The generator was installed on an elevation of about 600 meters above the ground.
The construction of the project started in June 2016.
By August, the first panels had been installed, and on October 15, the structure was officially inaugurated by the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi.
The prime minister and other government officials, along with the construction workers, took a tour of the complex.
The entire solar installation took three months.