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Old December 18th, 2008, 02:30 AM   #2421
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Wow, all the small buildings around the mosque had been demolished? I thought they were still there few months ago?
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Old December 18th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #2422
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This is the proposed design but we hear that there are some changes to this latest design too and anyway the changes will be known soon inshallah (God willing) because Foster and zaha hadid got involved in the new design and it should be approved after one month.

Anyway till the moment, this is the proposed design:

What is this expansion? This will most likely triple the capacity of the Grand Mosque. And why the heck are all these 50+-story skyscrapers attached to this expansion?
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Old December 18th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #2423
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What is this expansion? This will most likely triple the capacity of the Grand Mosque. And why the heck are all these 50+-story skyscrapers attached to this expansion?
that s the point : to expand the capacity of the Mecca el Moukarrama ...

As far as the buildings I guess they want to accomodate more pilgrims ...they mainly sleep in pre fab tents and with the development of the whole Muslims world the pilgrim expect better accomodations during el Hajj...

I m don't particularly love the masterplan really it s overwhelming but I guess that managing el Hajj became a business for the Saudis instead of a duty ....
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Old December 18th, 2008, 10:24 PM   #2424
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Sorry, but I find this building to be hideous in every sense. It's so gawdy and looks like someone took a small building and magnified it proportionally. The scale is all wrong or something. Not attractive.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 02:17 AM   #2425
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World's ugliest building/masterplan.

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Old December 19th, 2008, 04:23 AM   #2426
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this is the ugliest building i have ever seen
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Old December 19th, 2008, 04:28 AM   #2427
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I guess those buildings are not designed yet, they only show the shape/size they could have according the plan, to get an idea of the whole thing.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 05:27 AM   #2428
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Sorry, but I find this building to be hideous in every sense. It's so gawdy and looks like someone took a small building and magnified it proportionally. The scale is all wrong or something. Not attractive.
Yes, and I think those "towerettes" on the sides are absolutely funny. What's the point of not just building a big block? When one cannot even use a window on three out of four sides?
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Old December 19th, 2008, 08:40 AM   #2429
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this is the ugliest building i have ever seen
what are they playing dominoes. And they kind of look like books. I don't know what to think at this point.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 10:57 AM   #2430
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when look it that picture...its easy for some one will get lost inside that big construction..
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Old December 19th, 2008, 03:17 PM   #2431
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what are they playing dominoes. And they kind of look like books. I don't know what to think at this point.
I do. Well, I bet that is about what Berlin would like with Hitler in the 21st century. Just tasteless, dictatorship-alike cold sterile architecture! Sorry, but I hope that monster won't get built!
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Old December 19th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #2432
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what are u talking about ? Berlin had a much better master plan and much better designed buildings. so i dont get why u say its "tasteless" go on youtube and watch "Hitler's Dream and His Plans for the Reich. 88" its very interesting architecture. not that i support Hitler
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Old December 19th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #2433
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Okay, maybe for that time. That's why I said Hitler in 21st century!
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Old December 19th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #2434
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this is the ugliest building i have ever seen
Which one?
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Old December 20th, 2008, 10:37 AM   #2435
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Old December 20th, 2008, 11:31 AM   #2436
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Oh....wow. There's still a ways to go, but it's looking picture perfect to the render.

Good comparison. And I like this building...I think I said it before, but you couldn't build this anywhere else.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 10:04 PM   #2437
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Old December 21st, 2008, 11:54 AM   #2438
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There is huge amount of work to be done in Mecca, yet at least all those million of sqare meters are surely needed, for there are thousand of people to be accomontated. I am not fond of the design, but it will be ipressive none the least.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 05:33 PM   #2439
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whoah.. its like a fortress
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Old December 21st, 2008, 05:44 PM   #2440
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What's that building with the sheer wall beside the mosque? From Google Earth there's a huge series of roads leading to it.
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