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FLAG LAND BASE
Nowhere is the growth of the Scientology religion more in evidence than at Flag, its spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, Florida. Planned to ensure the most important Scientology religious retreat continues to meet the increasing need for its services, what began with a single property in 1975 now spans a complex of some 50 buildings over a nine-mile grid, totaling upwards of two million square feet.
More than 6,000 Scientologists from over 50 nations filled the streets and sidewalks at the 200 block of Fort Harrison Avenue on March 14, 2009, as Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center, Mr. David Miscavige, officiated at the ribbon cutting of the Clearwater, Florida landmark—the new Fort Harrison.
The Oak Cove, rising 13 stories above Clearwater Bay, stands one block from the Fort Harrison. Dedicated January 1, 2008, the grand opening was attended by 3,500 Scientologists and friends from the community. Fully renovated from top to bottom, the 172,000 square-foot facility provides religious services in 14 languages to Scientologists from dozens of nations.
Final interior construction of the Flag Mecca began immediately after completion of the Fort Harrison restoration in March 2009. When completed, the doors will open on 377,000 square feet specifically dedicated to the full Bridge of Scientology religious services—including 22 separate course rooms seating 1,800 parishioners at any one time, and more than 300 Church counseling rooms servicing another 1,200 each day. The top floors of the new building are reserved for “Super Power,” a series of Scientology counseling services offered nowhere else.