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Old April 3rd, 2009, 07:34 PM   #2761
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i love this !!!
I hate it! Too tacky.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 08:24 PM   #2762
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Note: Color of Windows glass is green not blue (the blue color was an old proposal).

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Old April 4th, 2009, 03:46 AM   #2763
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Very beautiful detail and mixture with the tense cobertures...
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Old April 5th, 2009, 08:56 AM   #2764
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It was not that dumb. The comparsion was obviosly aiming for defame big ben. You cannot compare the possibilities and challenges in design, architecture and engineering of today to 1848, where it was even a big problem to build a "normal clock" wich works correct. And please dont to put this comment on a level with the comment by jx. I don't want to provocate anybody. I just talk about a clock and I don't care about who build this clock and where this clock is build
don't tell me that just the sheer size of this clock when compare to big ben doesn't amaze you
and no one is defaming big ben, we are celebrating our history and the leap from big ben to Al-Bait Clock
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Old April 5th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #2765
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looks pretty amazing, and very big!
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Old April 5th, 2009, 02:11 PM   #2766
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Let's hope it tells the right time!
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Old April 5th, 2009, 02:29 PM   #2767
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don't tell me that just the sheer size of this clock when compare to big ben doesn't amaze you
and no one is defaming big ben, we are celebrating our history and the leap from big ben to Al-Bait Clock
Thanks, couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 02:57 PM   #2768
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first of all if we are comparing the 1848 architecture, to todays architecture, then the one thing that may be defamed is the new tower. when big ben was build, human had barely any real building machinery, the materials used were primitive, the workforce way more incompetent than now. and today we can travel into space, make materials thousand times more tough than then, machinery used is of no comparison, and still the clock is so small? impressed we shall be, when the clock arm showing seconds will be the size of big ben.

that was of course a bit of exaggeration to the other side the building of course is insanely impressive. saying the truth it makes bigger impression on me than the burj dubai. it may be smaller, but it has its own aura of might and power, that no other building i saw has. now THAT is impressive. and i love it.

so maybe, not taking anything from the Big Ben, we should cut its name to just Ben?
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Old April 7th, 2009, 01:55 AM   #2769
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sorry but you cant just change 200 years of name calling but nice try.
i dont get the big deal that this is creating. no one is gonna confuse this with big ben, the clock adds a nice elegant touch to it.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 08:39 AM   #2770
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first of all if we are comparing the 1848 architecture, to todays architecture, then the one thing that may be defamed is the new tower. when big ben was build, human had barely any real building machinery, the materials used were primitive, the workforce way more incompetent than now. and today we can travel into space, make materials thousand times more tough than then, machinery used is of no comparison, and still the clock is so small? impressed we shall be, when the clock arm showing seconds will be the size of big ben.
seriously you wanna start this
you know that when finished big ben was not the tallest building in the world
ever heard of Pyramid of Giza, even Light House of Alexanderia( which was build in 3rd Century BC) was taller then Big Ben
So to say that Big Ben was entering an uncharted territory is bullshit
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Old April 8th, 2009, 12:09 PM   #2771
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Old April 8th, 2009, 02:27 PM   #2772
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I just love the fact they are making a massive piece of arciteture with lots and lots of old building style detail, exacly what I like to see. Really looking forward to seeing this complete. And no, there is no way I will get confused over this beast and the Houses of Parliment Clock Tower in London.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 05:42 PM   #2773
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The first time I saw this, I never believed that the centre tower would ever get built, but it is well underway, and I still pinch myself to remind myself those pics are real.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 09:07 PM   #2774
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the structure would really look dull without the middle tower.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 02:54 AM   #2775
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^but whole complex was designed to compliment the central tower.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #2776
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seriously you wanna start this
you know that when finished big ben was not the tallest building in the world
ever heard of Pyramid of Giza, even Light House of Alexanderia( which was build in 3rd Century BC) was taller then Big Ben
So to say that Big Ben was entering an uncharted territory is bullshit
hey i didn't say that, its your understanding that goes wrong. i just say that if people could do something like big ben then, then they should be able to do way more now. reading with understanding doesn't hurt, seriously.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #2777
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update with a little comparison to show the progress
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Taken on March 6, 2009
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Taken on March 28, 2009
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Taken on March 28, 2009
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Beautiful and amazing photos, the construction is very fast and surprising.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 07:59 AM   #2778
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Blooming hell, it's huuuuge! Definitely impressive in terms of scale!
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Old April 10th, 2009, 08:03 AM   #2779
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if i stand at the top floor at Abraj Al-Bait, perhaps i can see the whole complex of Ka-bah* Activity.. *sorry if wrong spell...
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Old April 10th, 2009, 10:57 PM   #2780
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Progress-speed is amazing. Here in Hamburg, next to our agency, they tried to build a house with 6 Floors - from the whoole last year to today...
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