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Georgian Glass-Domed Presidential Palace

Georgian President-elect Giorgi Margvelashvili has offered to give the country's glass-domed presidential palace to a planned Georgian-American university. Giorgi Margvelashvili 's plan was proposed to the ruling Georgian Dream coalition's leadership. The palace was built between 2004 and 2009 and was used by outgoing President Mikheil Saakashvili and his administration. The complex will no longer house the presidential administration after Margvelashvili takes office on November 17. The new president will be based in a building under reconstruction in the center of Tbilisi that formerly housed the U.S. Embassy. (RFE/RL's Georgian Service )

The main building of Georgia's presidential palace
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The main building of Georgia's presidential palace

A side view of the presidential palace
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A side view of the presidential palace

A glass corridor connecting the presidential administration building and the presidential palace.
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A glass corridor connecting the presidential administration building and the presidential palace.

The main hall of the palace with a Bible on display
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The main hall of the palace with a Bible on display

A conference room in the presidential palace.
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A conference room in the presidential palace.

The dome of the presidential palace, which was designed by Georgian architect Vakhtang Zesashvili and Italian architect Franc Zagari.
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The dome of the presidential palace, which was designed by Georgian architect Vakhtang Zesashvili and Italian architect Franc Zagari.

The view from the dome of the presidential palace.
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The view from the dome of the presidential palace.

The dome of Georgia's presidential palace was constructed in Germany.
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The dome of Georgia's presidential palace was constructed in Germany.

The view of the floor below the dome of the presidential palace.
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The view of the floor below the dome of the presidential palace.

The cabinet room in the presidential palace.
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The cabinet room in the presidential palace.

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