A memorial was held for the late Zaha Hadid this morning at One Thousand Museum, the legendary architect's final residential tower currently under construction in Downtown Miami.
The heartfelt tribute was held in tandem with the funeral call to prayer in London, per the press release:
A whistle blew at 8:08AM sharp to cease construction for a 60-second moment of silence, where a crowd gathered on Biscayne Boulevard to witness 200-plus construction workers bow their heads in respect. Dr. Abdul Hamid Samra, Imam at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami, recited a touching prayer in both Arabic and English. Dr. Samra was in touch with the Imam at the London Central Mosque where the funeral was held, reinforcing the connection between the two cities where Hadid’s influence is profound. Following Dr. Samra’s remarks, a surprise sun shower provided a peaceful sense of beauty.
Hadid passed away last week from a sudden heart attack while battling bronchitis in a Miami hospital. She was 65.
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Photos by Daniel Azoulay