Churches have steeples and crosses. Mosques have minarets.
It's a sign to folks that the building is something of a religious nature.
A mosque in Santa Clara wants to put up a 64-foot minaret on its facility on Scott Blvd. It has already received planning commission approval, but now a businessman has put a wrench in the construction plan.
The issue will be discusses at a meeting Wednesday.
The proposed minaret is the final piece of the mosque, which is also a school and community center for the Muslim community in Santa Clara.