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Old November 8th, 2008, 12:43 PM   #2281
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i thing i really love about saudi arabia projects is that they truely preserve their culture in their skyscrapers, this is something any country should learn, skyscrapers in japan, korea espeacially, idont see any ortiental culture in their skyscrapers, even hongkong i dont see any culture in its building
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Old November 8th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #2282
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Name 1 other 'cultural' skyscraper in Saudi arabia.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #2283
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This is truly such a massive project. Very beautiful.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 08:49 PM   #2284
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Name 1 other 'cultural' skyscraper in Saudi arabia.
I think he's joking.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #2285
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he really isn't. When he says there are no oriental style of skyscrapers in Japan and Korea he means it and I sort of agree. Like there should be hundreds of taipei 101 looking buildings all around.

However, Korea and japan separates what is traditional and what is modern.

Is there any pics on burnt floors in this building? never seen anything of this tower since the fire broke out.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 12:54 AM   #2286
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he really isn't. When he says there are no oriental style of skyscrapers in Japan and Korea he means it and I sort of agree. Like there should be hundreds of taipei 101 looking buildings all around.

However, Korea and japan separates what is traditional and what is modern.
Exactly. At least they don't go about building 600 meters tower right by a pagoda, or a shinto shrine.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 06:40 AM   #2287
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The guy who suggested this was a bit too Las Vegas nailed it. I mean, I get the need to house the pilgrims, I do.. maybe it's just me not being Muslim, but doesn't it kind of skew the experience of the hajj somewhat if you are able to look down on the Q'aaba from your hotel room? I mean, that never used to be possible.. the first you saw of it was entering the mosque, and there it was..

I guess I'm really saying I think the hotel is a little too close to the mosque, too. I have no complaints about the tower or its accompanying outbuildings-- it is stately and it will serve its purpose well-- but the location is just too close.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 12:10 AM   #2288
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this isn't the only building from which you can see the kaaba. There were other, shorter hotel towers before this..
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Old November 16th, 2008, 03:33 PM   #2289
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Abraj Al-Bait?
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Old November 16th, 2008, 04:16 PM   #2290
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Old November 17th, 2008, 05:07 AM   #2291
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looking very good
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Old November 17th, 2008, 06:57 AM   #2292
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Wonderful pics,renders and proyect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old November 17th, 2008, 12:01 PM   #2293
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This is a monster (in a positive sense)!!!!
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Old November 17th, 2008, 02:35 PM   #2294
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I love the details in the cladding....so it fits to all the arabian architecture...
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Old November 17th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #2295
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Yes it is true! It is incredible that they have such a love for the details in such an enormous building. This deserves an extra
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Old November 17th, 2008, 09:12 PM   #2296
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in contrast to many other super-super-talls where exterior is just plain glass.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 09:31 PM   #2297
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Exactly!
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Old November 17th, 2008, 11:53 PM   #2298
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great update, so the hotel is now height of adjacent bldgs.
230m?
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Old November 18th, 2008, 01:46 AM   #2299
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thank you for the post CULWULLA - I don't think I've seen a photo from a street here before. A glimpse of a far off place.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 04:30 AM   #2300
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question: is this the main entrance/exit to the complexe because in time of Hajj it will be hell going in and out from there
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