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Jerusalem - Grabeskirche / Church of the Holy Sepulchere
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The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem is one of the holiest places of Christianity. Various Christian denominations have partitioned the building to the centimeter and guard their own territories with rather un-Christian zeal. For more than 150 years, a wooden ladder has been leaning against the outside wall of the church. It is difficult to get an answer why it was put there in the first place. Yet the fact that this ladder breaches the carefully negotiated equilibrium of religious space has created a serious problem. These who put it there were purportedly stepping into another groupís territory, so its removal would again breach the space of the others. As this would not be tolerated by any of the religious groups, the ladder has to stay there until doomsday.


As there is evidently no solution to this problem, the suggestion is doubling it up by adding a second ladder underneath the other window.