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Old January 13th, 2009, 09:52 PM   #2561
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that model looks amazing , will there be alot of demolition in the surrounding areas, people having to be rehoused etc ?
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Old January 14th, 2009, 07:01 PM   #2562
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that model looks amazing , will there be alot of demolition in the surrounding areas, people having to be rehoused etc ?
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they're paying 40000-$80000/m2 "depends on how far it's from the holy mosque,and as one of the land owners in the area "actually my family " I don't think it's a problem.and they already "the high authority of developing the two holy mosque" paid everyone I know in the area,and the rest of the owners are waiting to sell (actually they're asking for it today before tomorrow )
about inhabitants,that area "mostly" used as accommodation for the holy mosque visitors (hotels,suites..etc) .so don't you think it's better for them to renew the area aiming for an excellent urban space??
about the shops.as part of this re-development the shops is going to take a place in the new buildings.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 11:30 PM   #2563
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The arabic name is Makkah, the anglicised name is Mecca. It's perfectly normal and not disrespectful to muslims.
Seriously. The Arabic name is...shocker...in Arabic script.

That said, I do think that Saudis have first dibs on defining the proper Anglicization of the name.

(Personally, I prefer to use the native name, rather than the translated. Just don't ask me to choose between Jerusalem/Yerushalayim/al-Quds, I've got no answers for that one.)
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Old January 16th, 2009, 03:39 AM   #2564
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No they don't, they're not English

It's not like we're telling them how to pronounce the name of Mecca in Arabic. If I was speaking arabic, I'd use the arabic/Saudi pronunciation. If I speak English, I use the anglophone pronunciation.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 03:48 AM   #2565
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I think every one can call any city with the common pronunciation in the language he speaks. Makkah or Mecca,AL-Quds or Jerusalem or Yerushalayim what's the difference??
we have the names to mention the places, so why not mention it in the way it pronounced in the language we're speaking??
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Old January 16th, 2009, 03:51 AM   #2566
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Better than Bangkok...
...People never call Bangkok "Bangkok", and a lot wouldn't even know what or where "Bangkok" is.... The name the natives knows it as is 'Krung Thep'
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Old January 16th, 2009, 04:46 AM   #2567
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woowww enormous tower. Is this hotel build because of the many cruisades that go through mecca?
Bad use of word 'crusade' should be Pilgrimage or Hajj
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Old January 16th, 2009, 05:50 AM   #2568
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Abraj Al-Bait is awesome.
But this new problem is gonna ruined Mecca..
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Old January 16th, 2009, 06:27 AM   #2569
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this is the ugliest building i have ever seen
This appears to be a fake SimCity hodge podge with a few modified Petronas Towers thrown in!!!!!

Also, the Kaaba is too far from the single Petronas Tower, if that is an Abraj Al-Bait facimile, it appears as if the Kaaba is moved, and is that not a no-no in that the Kaaba needs to remain in the present location?

The towers look like Empire State Plaza towers in Albany, NY please ignore the weird egg thing and stare at the 4 shorter towers I think they are 23 floors

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Old January 16th, 2009, 02:13 PM   #2570
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Two things strike me about that image - the buildings all look like books (representing the koran?) and secondly, that scheme is actually small compared to the official one!!
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Old January 16th, 2009, 02:20 PM   #2571
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Jarott yes it's final and there was a huge showroom opened for three months to public.see the link below.
Would be nice if you edited your signature.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #2572
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What does it mean?

I dont get all the negative comments from everyone about this building. I really think this building is one of the nicest projects in the world
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Old January 17th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #2573
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What does it mean?
That's Hebrew. It says "Palestinian blood is not cheap Israel will pay it dearly"
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Off-topic post.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 08:50 PM   #2574
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That's Hebrew. It says "Palestinian blood is not cheap Israel will pay it dearly"
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oh dear. I hope for him to delete that ASAP or he risks a ban.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 09:17 PM   #2575
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To quote the book 'Putting On The Ritz':

"It looks like Albert Speer goes to Las Vegas". (...)


In short, it doesn't look like the cosiest place to live. Nor the most reverential.



By the way - before people get their backs up, I am not making a political comparison here, nor imputing such. I am speaking of an architectural problem, with problematic architectural precedents. There has to be a better way of providing proper reverence and respect for a place along with the desire to express honour, power and magnificence than what we are seeing here.
It was the first what I thought, when I had seen the pictures of all the renderings for this place. Some renderings -with its grey, geometric and strict distributed buildings, look like the headquarter of an science-fiction empire.
Mecca is such an important place for the world and for so many millons of people and it deserves a better and more modern and beautiful solution to design the area next to the Caaba then just impress with geometric gigantism.

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Old January 19th, 2009, 06:19 PM   #2576
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Maybe it's not pretty, but extremely high!
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Old January 19th, 2009, 06:40 PM   #2577
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I actually saw in a documentary that Speer's arch of triumph in new Berlin was going to be so massive, the soil underneath couldn't support it! And that the domed-building was designed with special ventilation to prevent the creation of clouds inside ! (it could fit Eiffel tower inside with height to spare...)
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Old January 19th, 2009, 07:23 PM   #2578
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I actually saw in a documentary that Speer's arch of triumph in new Berlin was going to be so massive, the soil underneath couldn't support it! And that the domed-building was designed with special ventilation to prevent the creation of clouds inside ! (it could fit Eiffel tower inside with height to spare...)
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Old January 19th, 2009, 07:49 PM   #2579
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I saw many extremly ugly buildings but never so big. It will be a king of kitsch buildings.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 03:09 AM   #2580
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Impressive these projects actually magnitudes pharaonic projects.
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