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Old October 12th, 2010, 05:35 PM   #21
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Jabal omar new video

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Old October 12th, 2010, 09:09 PM   #22
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the video was cool but confusing, i thought there is another big skyscraper complex planned behind the Abraj Al Bait Towers
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Old October 12th, 2010, 09:22 PM   #23
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there building a whole city hope they don't go for broke and waste all their money.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 09:35 PM   #24
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^ saudi is one of the richest in the world, we can do better than dubai if we want saudi to be a tourist destination but since its the birth place of islam it will remain holding its values while developing for a better life at the same time. serving the pilgrims and insuring their safety in makkah and madina is what its been known for
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Old October 15th, 2010, 08:01 AM   #25
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waste all their money, unless every one stops being religious then Saudi will be fine, heck even if that happened they would be ok
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Old April 16th, 2011, 10:04 PM   #26
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any construction updates on this one? I'm really curious about the supertall ones here
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Old April 17th, 2011, 04:12 PM   #27
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This one is waiting for Abraj Al Bait to be completed.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #28
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ok cheers
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Old April 17th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #29
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very good project
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Old April 18th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #30
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looks like Kowloon Walled City on steroids
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Old April 20th, 2011, 05:56 AM   #31
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Reminds me of Kowloon Walled City of Hong Kong.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 01:44 AM   #32
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These towers together with Abraj clocktower are a brutal phisical rape on an ancient city's body. A totally alien mass, a tumor in the vulnerable system of the urban community structure. The following generations will face very serious social and urban planning problems that the current leaders are unable or unwilling to see, since their eyes are blinded by the kitch, and their already very limited mind is faded by pride and greed. I am really sorry for all those who have to live with these monsterous phalansters.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 01:07 PM   #33
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i love all those projects because they are just too much, its kinda like a dreamland, very cool, but then i am also not muslim and not interested in historic buildings, so i can understand all critism
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Old April 26th, 2011, 11:33 PM   #34
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Nice designs.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 08:13 AM   #35
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The urban planning model is wicked. I kinda like how alot of the new infra-structure is inspired by their religion.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 06:26 PM   #36
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Grand Mosque New Expansion
''Foundation stone'' on Friday 19 August


All set for Historic Expansion of Grand Mosque in Makkah


Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah arrives at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah early Thursday.
The king will spend the remaining days of the holy month of Ramadan in Makkah.

By P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR | ARAB NEWS

Published: Aug 18, 2011 23:03 Updated: Aug 18, 2011 23:13

JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah arrived in Makkah on Wednesday night to spend the remaining days of Ramadan in the vicinity of the Grand Mosque and lay the foundation stone for the largest Haram expansion project in history.

King Abdullah was greeted on arrival at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah by senior princes and officials including Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Supreme Judiciary Council Chairman Saleh bin Humaid, and Saleh Al-Hosain, head of the Presidency for the Two Holy Mosques (PTHM).

Muhammad Al-Khozaim, vice president of PTHM, said the new expansion to be launched by King Abdullah on Friday would increase the Grand Mosque's capacity by nearly 1.2 million worshippers. The new project covers 400,000 square meters in the northwest and northeast of the mosque. Real estate properties appropriated for the project are valued at more than SR40 billion.

King Abdullah ordered the new expansion to accommodate the increasing number of pilgrims who come from different parts of the world. During the peak days of Ramadan, thousands of worshippers stand in the courtyards and streets around the mosque for taraweeh and qiyamullail prayers.

Al-Khozaim disclosed plans to expand the mataf (the circumambulation areas around the Holy Kaaba) and provide air-conditioning for all parts of the Grand Mosque, adding that the two schemes would be carried out shortly along with the new Haram expansion project.

Abdullah Al-Asheikh, chairman of the Shoura Council, said the latest expansion would herald a new era in the history of the Grand Mosque. He commended the king's special care for the two holy mosques, adding that Muslims all over the world admire the royal gesture.

Al-Asheikh described the King Abdul Aziz residential towers as the largest endowment project whose revenues would be used for the development of the Grand Mosque. He also noted the initiative taken by the king to expand the masaa (the pathway between Safa and Marwa), increasing its capacity from 44,000 to 118,000 pilgrims per hour.

A senior official at PTHM said once the new expansion is completed, the Grand Mosque would be able to accommodate more than 2 million worshippers at a time. The project has three parts: construction of a new building; expansion and development of courtyards around the mosque, including walkways, tunnels and toilets; and development of service facilities for air-conditioning, electricity and drinking water, he said.

The expansion starts from the Masjid Al-Haram Street on the east and extends to Khaled bin Walid Street on the west. It also covers Muddae, Abusufyan, Raquba and Abdullah bin Zubair streets in Shamiya as well as parts of Jabal Hindi and old districts of Harrat Al-Bab before reaching Jabal Al-Kaaba Street.

Other projects to be launched officially by the king include the Makkah Tower Clock, considered the largest in the world; the newly expanded masaa; the King Abdul Aziz endowment towers; the newly developed Jamrat Bridge complex in Mina; and the Mashair railway linking the holy sites of Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifa.

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noone else seemed to want to bump this thread so i do with completation of the 600m scraper this one may get started soon
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Old August 21st, 2011, 07:08 PM   #37
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I've never cared for rows of big buildings that all look the same and are lined up like supertall dominos. I guess it's just a matter of taste and apparently quite a few people like this design. I just feel like the lack of variety of shapes and sizes gives it a utilitarian appearance without any sense of creativity.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 10:49 PM   #38
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Keep in mind this is just a part of general Grand Mosque redevelopment plan. The towers themselves might not be impressive but when combined with fully completed Abraj al-Bait, it will form a one of a kind moloch that will probably be visible from Space
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 12:11 AM   #39
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Keep in mind this is just a part of general Grand Mosque redevelopment plan. The towers themselves might not be impressive but when combined with fully completed Abraj al-Bait, it will form a one of a kind moloch that will probably be visible from Space
i dont think it will be visible by space, but i think it will look like a manmade mountain from the plane or surrounding mountains x)
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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:21 AM   #40
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Keep in mind this is just a part of general Grand Mosque redevelopment plan. The towers themselves might not be impressive but when combined with fully completed Abraj al-Bait, it will form a one of a kind moloch that will probably be visible from Space
that doesn't seem too impressive. have you checked out google earth? my car is visible from space.
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