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Old September 24th, 2008, 01:14 AM   #2161
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oh my, this things under construction?????
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Old September 24th, 2008, 08:50 AM   #2162
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Hum, it is a monster by size. But one should see that it is in the neighbourhood of the holiest Islamic place. So the design should respect the traditional style. And so I think the design matches with the objective to create an Islamic traditional style skyscraper. We shouldn't always expect the whole world to build in our own taste. There is some kind of "national taste" that should be respected and which has it's own aesthetics!
But this design doesn't respect any traditional Islamic style. It's just a Vegas mish-mash with with a bit of "Hollywood Alhambra" thrown in for decoration. I struggle to think of an ancient Islamic civilisation that has produced anything so profoundly ugly and inappropriately sited.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 09:00 AM   #2163
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New Lunch on Abraj Al-Bait called Emaar Residences

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Old September 24th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #2164
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So it is going to be taller than sears tower?
It seems to be. I really can't believe that. I never have seen anything like that. The time of skyscrapers being tall but thiny is over. Massive skyscrapers are going to conquer the world.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 01:31 PM   #2165
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So it is going to be taller than sears tower?
not only that, sears tower will be crushed in the hall of fame when this structure is built.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #2166
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There were rumours that they were going to add 2 more 350m+ towers beside the Hotel tower behind the back towers. LOL if that makes any sense. I think "Dream" should have more information if that's going to happen.
I knew that too (maybe even more than 2)

And they'll be built on the top of a mountain, so looking from the mosque they'll look much taller
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Old September 25th, 2008, 03:05 AM   #2167
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not only that, sears tower will be crushed in the hall of fame when this structure is built.
i dont think so, thats just your opinion not a fact
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Old September 25th, 2008, 02:45 PM   #2168
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i dont think so, thats just your opinion not a fact
Since when are numbers an opinion? Is it only my opinion and not fact that two is bigger than one?
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Old September 25th, 2008, 03:12 PM   #2169
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Just compare the size of the clock with the other buildings! OMG!!!!!
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Old September 25th, 2008, 07:58 PM   #2170
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Since when are numbers an opinion? Is it only my opinion and not fact that two is bigger than one?
helghast is saying it's only my opinion that this struture would be any threat to the sears tower in the skyscraper world. I was just describing metaphorically how large this thing is. But I obviously don't think this structure will derank sears tower in any way or form.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 10:27 PM   #2171
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its also a different era to when the sears was built.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 11:01 PM   #2172
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it looks really tacky... but tastes differ, I guess. What is the opinion of the locals?
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Old September 28th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #2173
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There were rumours that they were going to add 2 more 350m+ towers beside the Hotel tower behind the back towers. LOL if that makes any sense. I think "Dream" should have more information if that's going to happen.
Sorry for my late reply, anyway these two towers were a serious study but has been cancelled and now there is rawabi abraj al-bait behind this project.

Also one more thing 90% this project's height will be increased to be +600M but since till now nothing is official, I can not announce it
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Old September 28th, 2008, 07:43 PM   #2174
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Old September 29th, 2008, 12:21 AM   #2175
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Old September 29th, 2008, 01:12 AM   #2176
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turkish i guess, don't understand a word though other than ugly, but then what else is new?
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Old September 29th, 2008, 02:43 AM   #2177
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Old September 29th, 2008, 05:08 AM   #2178
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the hotel look like over 50 F right now ! good progress .
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Old September 29th, 2008, 10:54 AM   #2179
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looks so extreme wide in the shots
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Old September 29th, 2008, 01:46 PM   #2180
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