Palace of Peace and Accord

The President's Dream City--The Palace of Peace and Accord

The pyramid-like Palace of Peace and Accord, in the new city on the left bank of the River Ishim, was constructed (with an eye-popping price tag of $58 million) to host the triennial Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. The pyramid is one of two signature designs in Astana by the British architect Sir Norman Foster.