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Old November 18th, 2008, 09:40 AM   #2301
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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
But this style of architecture is a Las Vegas idea of Moorish architecture, neither of which have ANYTHING to do with Saudi history. This is as fake as the Disney castle.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 10:16 AM   #2302
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Since when Saudi Arabia has MOORISH architecture? Moorish architecture can be found in Morocco, Spain and Mauritania. You are a few thousand km off mister Shaggers. And yeah, Las Vegas actually got it from there...its not like they got it out of the blue. So all the people saying "this is sooo Las Vegas style".....really need to get their ass out of America.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 12:15 PM   #2303
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OMG!!!!!!!!!! its look HUGE.........
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Old November 18th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #2304
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But this style of architecture is a Las Vegas idea of Moorish architecture, neither of which have ANYTHING to do with Saudi history. This is as fake as the Disney castle.
Disney catle isn't THAT fake at all it is a re-designed Neuschwanstein which served as pattern for the Disney Castle (but for sure is less kitsch than Disney Castle)...
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Old November 18th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #2305
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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
What a selection of words in a context with the Hajj,...
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Old November 18th, 2008, 12:22 PM   #2306
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Since when Saudi Arabia has MOORISH architecture? Moorish architecture can be found in Morocco, Spain and Mauritania. You are a few thousand km off mister Shaggers.
Muttie, wake up a little and re-read his post.
This building is actually of would-be Moorish style. Take the two-coloured arches or the columnettes by the windows and portals. Certainly a style that never belonged in the Arabian peninsula. And then there's the size. Shaggers got it right. Pure Las Vegas.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #2307
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lol Las Vegas? what a joke.

There is many Islamic (or arab) architecture.... and Abraj Al-Bait is one of them..
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Old November 18th, 2008, 06:43 PM   #2308
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that is a nice architecture to this place.. for sure
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Old November 18th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #2309
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lol Las Vegas? what a joke.

There is many Islamic (or arab) architecture.... and Abraj Al-Bait is one of them..
I'd rather say envy instead,...
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Old November 18th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #2310
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Very imposing and detailed.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #2311
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Disney catle isn't THAT fake at all it is a re-designed Neuschwanstein which served as pattern for the Disney Castle (but for sure is less kitsch than Disney Castle)...
while disney is nice and all, it is nothing like neuschwanstein castle. besides neushwanstein wasn't built to the mid 1800's; people already had electricity when it was built:


DISNEY:



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Old November 21st, 2008, 01:03 AM   #2312
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Since when Saudi Arabia has MOORISH architecture? Moorish architecture can be found in Morocco, Spain and Mauritania. You are a few thousand km off mister Shaggers. And yeah, Las Vegas actually got it from there...its not like they got it out of the blue. So all the people saying "this is sooo Las Vegas style".....really need to get their ass out of America.

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Old November 21st, 2008, 06:01 AM   #2313
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I'd rather say envy instead,...
Sure one must have his taste in bad disarray to be envious of this thing...
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Old November 21st, 2008, 08:06 AM   #2314
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I agree that this building is very Vegasy. Please tell me if I can pray during the day and play poker at night? ......The building is completely out of synch and out of proportion to the rest of the surrounding area. Don't know how anyone can sound sensible discussing the merits of this building when the design is everything but.
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Old November 21st, 2008, 01:20 PM   #2315
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So lets get things straight. Appartenly Moorish architecture = Las Vegas .. Omg some people.....learn freakin history. One of the key elements of Moorish architecture is the "huge archways", with the use of different color patterns. So yeah, this building is probably Moorish Style, but definately not Las Vegas style...Las Vegas got it from the Moorish, not the otherway around. Hell, the USA didnt even exist at the time this style was widely used.
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Old November 21st, 2008, 02:21 PM   #2316
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I agree that this building is very Vegasy. Please tell me if I can pray during the day and play poker at night? ......The building is completely out of synch and out of proportion to the rest of the surrounding area. Don't know how anyone can sound sensible discussing the merits of this building when the design is everything but.
No, I would say Vegas copied everything around the world and now anything resembling the Vegas copies you think is Vegasy.
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So lets get things straight. Appartenly Moorish architecture = Las Vegas .. Omg some people.....learn freakin history. One of the key elements of Moorish architecture is the "huge archways", with the use of different color patterns. So yeah, this building is probably Moorish Style, but definately not Las Vegas style...Las Vegas got it from the Moorish, not the otherway around. Hell, the USA didnt even exist at the time this style was widely used.
Muttie, do you roll donuts for a living? It's the second time in a row you don't sound so bright. Las Vegas = Fake - Out of place - Gaudy. Got it now?
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Old November 21st, 2008, 07:22 PM   #2318
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So lets get things straight. Appartenly Moorish architecture = Las Vegas .. Omg some people.....learn freakin history. One of the key elements of Moorish architecture is the "huge archways", with the use of different color patterns. So yeah, this building is probably Moorish Style, but definately not Las Vegas style...Las Vegas got it from the Moorish, not the otherway around. Hell, the USA didnt even exist at the time this style was widely used.
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No, I would say Vegas copied everything around the world and now anything resembling the Vegas copies you think is Vegasy.
Here' the comparison:

Vegas: Copycat Architecture
Mecca Al- Bait: Copycat Architecture ( Moorish Style, Clock Tower )

Vegas: Pompous
Mecca Al Bait: Pompous

Vegas: Outrageous
Mecca Al Bait: Outrageous

Vegas: Daring
Mecca Al Bait: Daring

Vegas: Flashy
Mecca Al Bait: Flashy

Vegas: Reproduction-y
Mecca Al Bait: Reproduction-y

Vegas: Show off-y
Mecca Al Bait: Show- off-y

Vegas: Kind of tacky
Mecca Al Bait: Kind of tacky


Guys, Vegas is also the adult version of Disneyland and that's why it succeeded. And perhaps that's why Mecca is going the Vegas way...dice, dice!

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Old November 22nd, 2008, 01:01 PM   #2319
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stay on topic guys. no City vs. City here!!
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 09:40 PM   #2320
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this thing is atrocious. American oil money is definitely what built this
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