The world's fifth Baha'i temple was built in Panama to symbolize the geographic significance of world unity at the crossroads of the world. The temple is a nine-sided star-shaped building surmounted by a dome to assert the unity of the world's nine major religions. The structure has an overall diameter of 200 feet an the base and is 92 feet high. It has a dome of 92 feet in diameter at the base and 65 feet high. The auditorium seats 550 people. Construction was completed in December 1971 by Diaz y Guardia, S. A., Panamanian general contracting firm.