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Old November 22nd, 2008, 09:49 PM   #2321
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 01:23 PM   #2322
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I forgot about this thing...this has got to be one of the most putrid and tasteless buildings ever. Hurrah!
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 10:15 PM   #2323
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wow you guys don't have taste
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Old November 24th, 2008, 03:01 AM   #2324
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this thing is atrocious. American oil money is definitely what built this
So? You gotta get money from somewhere. Without oil the world would stop. Fine by me if Arab sheiks want to build skyscrapers with their oil money. I want oil so why should I complain?
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Old November 24th, 2008, 04:27 AM   #2325
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So? You gotta get money from somewhere. Without oil the world would stop. Fine by me if Arab sheiks want to build skyscrapers with their oil money. I want oil so why should I complain?
Just. Shut up. Both of you.

The pilgrimage to Mecca through Jeddah is more than enough to fund this and many of the Saudi's projects. Oil is only so much.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 02:49 PM   #2326
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you guys by oil from AS and we use the mony to found projects and built

how is that a bad thing


and by the way this project has nothing to do with oil
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Old November 24th, 2008, 04:32 PM   #2327
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It would be very interesting to watch the massive growth around the kaaba area over the coming years as the annual haj population grows exponentially, and the need to provide facilities grows accordingly.

It is already interesting to watch the crowd management solutions they are building now.

The place could get uglier or more beautiful. I prefer the latter. But who knows? in any case it would be interesting to keep track of.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 02:36 AM   #2328
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the US only gets only 16% of their oil from the middle east that ALL .i wonder from where do they get the rest...
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Old November 26th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #2329
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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.
Dude, please read what I wrote - I know perfectly well that Moorish architecture is not Arabian. Which is why I'm saying this building is totally FAKE. To make it doubly worse, it's not even authentic-looking Moorish architecture - it's fake Moorish like the style invented in Hollywood in the 1930s and later used in places like Vegas. This building is a double fake. If it was to be authentically Arabian it would probably have to be a tent - of which there are some examples in Mecca, and which are at least elegant and unobtrusive unlike this grotesque carbuncle on the earth's surface.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 02:22 PM   #2330
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THis bulding is not built in moorish architectre its built in the old hajaze arch
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Old November 27th, 2008, 09:54 PM   #2331
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This building looks 1/3 communist 1/3 vegas 1/3 moorish


Tacky.

Out of proportion.

Ugly.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 10:11 PM   #2332
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This building looks 1/3 communist 1/3 vegas 1/3 moorish


Tacky.

Out of proportion.

Ugly.
i don't care what people say against this project! for me it goes with the area around it and its very powerful, tall and looks gorgeous!
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Old November 28th, 2008, 12:33 AM   #2333
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THis bulding is not built in moorish architectre its built in the old hajaze arch

it's not Moorish and even if it was , what's the problem ? isn't Morocco a Muslim country ? and isn't Mecca a city for all the Muslim world ?
anyway ,I would say it's a new style !
here they compound both Moorish and Ottoman architecture and the result is this new style ( saudi style ) . the Saudis have done this befor in Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi :

you can't say this is moorish nor you can say it's ottoman !

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Old November 28th, 2008, 01:36 AM   #2334
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Modern Islamic Architecture?
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Old November 28th, 2008, 03:52 AM   #2335
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I know where your coming from, but would you want Non-Catholics to dictate terms of the Vatican?
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Old November 28th, 2008, 04:29 AM   #2336
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don't know if these were posted before

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Old November 28th, 2008, 06:50 AM   #2337
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I know where your coming from, but would you want Non-Catholics to dictate terms of the Vatican?
Who cares, beauty is universal and this thing is U-G-L-Y
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Old November 28th, 2008, 03:37 PM   #2338
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No, beauty is NOT universal... I like things that maybe for you are a puke because of your educational background and viceversa...
Open your mind, please!
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Old November 29th, 2008, 05:14 AM   #2339
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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..
I stand corrected.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 09:32 AM   #2340
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This building looks 1/3 communist 1/3 vegas 1/3 moorish


Tacky.

Out of proportion.

Ugly.
u say that about any skyscraper thats not in the usa...
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