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Old April 3rd, 2006, 04:50 PM   #1
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MECCA | Abraj Al-Bait Endowment | 601m | 1972ft | 120 fl | Com

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Old April 3rd, 2006, 04:52 PM   #2
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Last updates almost 3 weeks back

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Originally Posted by Saudi guy
March 15 2006

in front



inside al haram



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Old April 7th, 2006, 10:01 PM   #3
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Ugly!
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Old April 7th, 2006, 10:07 PM   #4
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It doesn't look nearly as massive in the new renders as it did in the old.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 10:08 PM   #5
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it doesn't fit at all. no proportion. too huge.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 11:16 PM   #6
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I wish that only the tallest tower was built...the surrounding ones are a visual nuisance.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 11:17 PM   #7
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I like it. Its something different than the other buildings going up around the World.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 11:28 PM   #8
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Apart from the Islamic touches, it's almost like the older and newer grand & very tall palace-like structures in Moscow. Loving the finer details and the construction pics by Saudi guy are wonderful.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:28 AM   #10
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This is just what a city like Mecca needs.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:49 PM   #11
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With that much people
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Old April 8th, 2006, 08:27 PM   #12
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not really beatiful
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Old April 8th, 2006, 11:33 PM   #13
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Beautiful and humongous project!
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Old April 9th, 2006, 10:31 AM   #14
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Quite unique and good for Isalamic city.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 06:28 PM   #15
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what will it be used for?
as an office building or as a hotel?
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Old April 9th, 2006, 07:38 PM   #16
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As hotel to house some of the millions of pilgrims that go there every year.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 10:08 AM   #17
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Well, it will be one of the biggest hotels in the world..
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Old April 10th, 2006, 04:43 PM   #18
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Looks like a 170 m hotel
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Old April 10th, 2006, 06:09 PM   #19
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Why do people have so much against this project, it is probably the ONLY supertall uc in the world right now that is NEEDED. Burj Dubai and SWFC may be more attractive, but in terms of pure practicallity, this is IT. Mecca gets the most ridiculous ammount of pilgrims each year, and it is not a massive area. To house these people that come from all over the world, hotels are needed, and they need to be BIG.

And its not unattractive or totally random, it fits in very well with the architecture in the area, and will be a stunning landmark when complete.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 06:25 PM   #20
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Great points, I agree 100%. Like you said, it fits really well with the surrounding architecture of the area.
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