$3.5m city tower

The Advertiser/July 30, 2007

A multi-storey "tower of knowledge" may be built at 190 Greenhill Rd in honour of Dr Bevan Morris, a leader of the Transcendental Meditation movement.

His mother, Mrs Dulcie Morris, 94, will turn the sod of what could be a tower without residents, pending Unley Council consent. No one will live in the tower and it will be a permanent exhibition of the scientific research on the Maharishi Transcendental Meditation program.

David Seymour, director of Maharishi's Global Administration through Natural Law, said it would not be a temple.

Dr Morris is now the "prime minister" of the Global Country of World Peace. It is estimated the tower would cost about $3.5 million.

The Iowa, U.S.-based movement has made sketches of the tower and had preliminary discussions with the council. "We are confident enough to hold a sod-turning ceremony," Mr Seymour said.

Unley Council mayor Richard Thorne said his meeting with Mr Seymour was to discuss preliminary plans.

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