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Old October 25th, 2014, 05:17 PM   #81
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Old October 25th, 2014, 05:26 PM   #82
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Old October 27th, 2014, 02:35 AM   #83
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i don't think this is against islam, its just too much and unnecessary..
I'm not so sure; I have a funny feeling that these twin minarets are just an excuse to destroy more cultural heritage that the Royal House feels promotes idolatry due to their Wahhabist beliefs.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 03:50 AM   #84
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I'm not so sure; I have a funny feeling that these twin minarets are just an excuse to destroy more cultural heritage that the Royal House feels promotes idolatry due to their Wahhabist beliefs.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 03:53 AM   #85
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Old October 27th, 2014, 11:13 AM   #86
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Old January 19th, 2015, 07:43 PM   #88
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As an architect lover, I love the Abraj Al Bait towers and those new supertall minarets.

But, as a man who has a religion (although not Islam), I think it's shameful to build that stuff just a few meters from the most important place in Islam.
It's like, if you build a 600m tall cathedral near the Vatican. Totally stupid.
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Old January 19th, 2015, 07:49 PM   #89
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i disagree, i think it will enhance the overall experience of being in a overwhelming place like that. ITs called progression.
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Old January 19th, 2015, 09:30 PM   #90
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It's different, building a 600 m tower next to the Vatican would be shameful, but because it wouldn't fix with the cityscape and the Michelangelo's dome or Bernini's square.
But Mecca hasn't the same historical and artistic (architectonically speaking) importance and value as the Vatican, is just the same Arab architecture, so this would only improve the place itself. Progression, as wespje1990 said.
After all, Saint Peter's dome was with the same purpose, and at the time someone could have thought the same things you said
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Old January 19th, 2015, 10:27 PM   #91
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Someone was wondering on the local forums when I checked for updates for this project, are the supertall minarets actually under construction yet? There doesn't seem to be much of any movement where they're supposed to go.
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Old January 20th, 2015, 02:37 AM   #92
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i disagree, i think it will enhance the overall experience of being in a overwhelming place like that. ITs called progression.
It's not with that manner that a religious people could progress , not by building stupid towers and megatalls , it's not what makes civilizations and cultures , SA is governed by rich and powerful ignorants and criminals who wants to make a good image of their country and deturn the attention from their crimes over their people by spending fortunes for those towers and that's shameful ...
You have to be muslim to enter in Mecca and to live in , so which Progression are you talking about ?!
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Old January 20th, 2015, 04:42 AM   #93
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I would love a 600m tower in the Vatican. Would give me a real reason to see it besides some interesting history. But then again, I really do not have any religious or spiritual beliefs what so ever. All are just historical places to me. And I love to see the new next to the old.
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Old January 20th, 2015, 11:16 AM   #94
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So is it pious or impious to build a large structure next to your sacred site?

I can honestly see it going both ways. You could argue that building something tall and magnificent as a way to expressing your faith and how far you would go to show the world your love for your religion. On the other hand, dwarfing you original structure might be seen as decidedly impious as you are trying to over-reach yourself. Surely nothing made by man could be greater than God?
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" While Mecca is a site of great historical religious significance,
it cannot be preserved in the familiar sense, as its history has not ended.
You might not appreciate what it looks like – but it matches the tastes and requirements of the present,
as every place of pilgrimage has done in its heyday.
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Personally I think it's a waste of money for twin minarets without real function, but hey not my money!
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i also love statues, although they basically just look nice and are a symbol for something, no difference here. don't think it's a waste of money
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Personally I think it's a waste of money for twin minarets without real function, but hey not my money!
You have an electric car?
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Maybe some people are getting a culture shock at how tall buildings mushroomed in this area in the current time, for me it looks good. That is a huge amount of cranes however. CRANE WARS.
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But, as a man who has a religion (although not Islam), I think it's shameful to build that stuff just a few meters from the most important place in Islam.
It's like, if you build a 600m tall cathedral near the Vatican. Totally stupid.
To be fair, almost the exact same thing actually happened in the Vatican. The site houses the (alleged) grave of some of the most revered, holiest dudes in Christianity, and a basilica honoring his memory stood in the place for over a thousand years, until it was torn down and replaced with an overly-ornate and humongously expensive building that was one of the tallest in the world (fourth tallest between the Pyramids, it seems to have been at some point). It just happens that today's engineering methods allow the ornate, expensive building next to Islam's holy site to be 600 metres tall. Either way, it seems the religious men of power have a sort of tradition to go for the biggest building they could feasibly build with their money, no matter what century it is.
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