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Old November 26th, 2006, 08:18 PM   #261
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Wow looking at the rendering, this enormous project is perfectly symmetrical!
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Old November 26th, 2006, 11:27 PM   #262
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Sorry for bringing this up, but, is there a specific reason as to why this project is being built so close to the Ka'aba?
I think it would've looked better if it was a little farther away (atleast a kilometre).
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Old November 26th, 2006, 11:31 PM   #263
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^ Yes, every pilgrim wants to live as close to the Holy Mosque as possible. I know, I've been there umpteen number of times and it is really difficult to walk say around a kilometer from the hotel to the mosque. What else could be better than to build tall hotels next to it?
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Old November 27th, 2006, 02:11 AM   #264
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wtf? where is photo of main tower uc?
all i see is podium with some cranes on top. we need a photo from rear where main tower is rising from.\
im not convinced the main tower is above podium yet.
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Old November 27th, 2006, 03:17 AM   #265
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It seems to have materialised into thin air :O

... or it never existed... :S
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Old November 27th, 2006, 03:44 AM   #266
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Sorry for bringing this up, but, is there a specific reason as to why this project is being built so close to the Ka'aba?
I think it would've looked better if it was a little farther away (atleast a kilometre).
I agree.

Unfortunately, they are built over there because of commercial considerations. Units directly overlooking the haram command astronomical rates.
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Old November 27th, 2006, 04:38 AM   #267
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When will they begin building the middle part?
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Old November 27th, 2006, 05:44 AM   #268
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I agree.

Unfortunately, they are built over there because of commercial considerations. Units directly overlooking the haram command astronomical rates.
Actually i dont think its just that. If you have ever been to mecca you know how bad the traffic is, especially during hajj when literally everybody is trying to et to the grand mosque. Housing the pilgrims so close to the mosque instead of having to bus them in elieves some of those traffic woes.
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Old November 27th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #269
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Actually, it is the opposite. Pilgrims spend more time in Mina than in Mecca. By concentrating all the new pilgrim capacity in the centre of Mecca you're in fact overloading the transport links between central and eastern Mecca. The ideal places to put these developments would've been in the north-eastern and south-eastern districts of the city, like in Aziziah or Sharaye'. You can also have premium developments in the centre of the city, but you have to spread the load.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 08:59 AM   #270
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wtf? where is photo of main tower uc?
all i see is podium with some cranes on top. we need a photo from rear where main tower is rising from.\
im not convinced the main tower is above podium yet.
here it is
it is circled with green



but why is 2 late in construction , that's what i do not know !
it seems there is no a plan 4 it
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Old November 29th, 2006, 12:40 PM   #271
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eng_kheffa you dont know that is the tower under construction. There is no evidence for it. We need a reliable source and pictures...
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Old December 4th, 2006, 01:12 AM   #272
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does anyone have any updates??
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Old December 5th, 2006, 06:44 AM   #273
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unfortunately updates are very rare for this project but keep checking back and im sure someone will post some :-)
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Old January 17th, 2007, 11:11 PM   #274
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any updates??
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Old January 18th, 2007, 01:47 AM   #275
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It has been about 8 weeks since the last update... I guess the Hajj has probably both held things up at the construction site and restricted many avenues of communication out of Mecca. I do hope someone returning from it can post some pics of the progress.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 10:16 AM   #276
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Old January 18th, 2007, 01:08 PM   #277
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:O

Thank you so much for the pics Halawala!! And thank you to Flickr :P

They are getting really huge!
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Old January 18th, 2007, 01:33 PM   #278
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Great shots!
These towers look so much better in real life than in the renders.
Hope the big one doesn't look out of place as this is becoming a nice little block.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #279
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I like it!
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Old January 18th, 2007, 07:42 PM   #280
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great new pics
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