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Old April 15th, 2009, 07:29 PM   #2801
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Ooops, sorry ! I thought this thread is about the Abraj Al-Bait Complex and its construction progress updates and news....

No new pics??? Still more off topic posts ???
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Old April 15th, 2009, 07:39 PM   #2802
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I'd like to see some recent construction pictures.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 08:25 PM   #2803
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for some reason this photo reminds me of Las Vegas, it looks like a giant version of NY,NY casino and hotel, without the NY landmarks
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Old April 15th, 2009, 08:27 PM   #2804
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for some reason this photo reminds me of Las Vegas, it looks like a giant version of NY,NY casino and hotel, without the NY landmarks
That's all these Middle Eastern cities are, metropolis version of Las Vegas. i.e. A few amazing modern-architecture buildings bogged down by countless tacky messes.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 09:01 PM   #2805
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That's all these Middle Eastern cities are, metropolis version of Las Vegas. i.e. A few amazing modern-architecture buildings bogged down by countless tacky messes.
Actually he's not far off the mark at all.
Its hard to see the 'soul' of a cities architecture....when most of its designs are simply copies of what's in fashion around the rest of the world
But...long may they not cotten on to that and keep stacking 'em high
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Old April 15th, 2009, 10:45 PM   #2806
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Old April 16th, 2009, 02:50 AM   #2807
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any more off topic spam and you will be banned. please keep to topic, which is construction of Abraj al bait.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 03:11 AM   #2808
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A strange place to built such a massive building (compared to surrounding area). It reminds me a bit of that communist-looking building in Warsaw and/or Moscow but .... I like it Very nice.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 04:29 AM   #2809
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its will be any massive construction beside Abraj Al-Bait construction in Mecca.??
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Old April 16th, 2009, 05:04 AM   #2810
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yeah behind it.


it's called: Rwabi Abraij Albait and it's Under construction ( http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=542438 )



and next to Rwabi Abraij Albait (or parallel with it) there is Drb Al-Khaleel project



Drb Al-Khaleel project ( http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=509693 )

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Old April 16th, 2009, 05:18 AM   #2811
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There will be an incredible amount of construction around this one.
It will still be the highest in Mecca, and stick out,
but will have lots of company.
The whole area will be updated.
This massive beast will not be lonely like the Taipei 101 in Taiwan.

As Jack Nickelson said in the movie "Mars Attacks":
Why don't we all just get along...

No more religion, human rights, etc,
Just... Abraj Al-Bait
(yes, I am guilty too)

Any idea how this building rates compared to the
largest buildings in the world?
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Old April 16th, 2009, 07:05 AM   #2812
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people calm down... this is a holy city... only muslims allowed... and what about vatican city... thats holy and only christian are allowed... and what about isreal...
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Old April 16th, 2009, 08:46 AM   #2813
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CULWULLA I never seen you lay down the law before its scary. But back to the topic. The clock was redesign not to long ago wasn't it. It seem alot of the design has changed in the last few months.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 08:55 AM   #2814
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I've asked this before but noone answered.I heard that it will have the largest floor plan in the world or in other words the largest building in the world , is that true?
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Old April 16th, 2009, 09:30 AM   #2815
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Heres the answer from wikipidia


The Abraj Al-Bait Towers is a building complex under construction in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Upon completion, the tallest tower in the complex would stand as the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, second tallest building in the world, tallest and largest hotel in the world and the largest building in the world with a planned height of 595 m (1,950 ft). Upon completion, the structure would have the largest floor area of any structure in the world with 1,500,000 m2 of floorspace. This is 470,000 square metres (5,100,000 sq ft) larger than Aalsmeer Flower Auction in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands, which is the current record holder. It is also the second tallest building under construction. The entire project is estimated to be completed in 2009.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 02:24 PM   #2816
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Amazing! Rwabi Abraij Albait is even more fascinating, those narrow streets surrounded by huge skyscrapers.. =) Love it! Mekkah is the best, this whole area will be so impressive
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Old April 16th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #2817
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it is such a magnificent project and commitment/.
rody-thanks for posting other projects. just unreal.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #2819
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and next to Rwabi Abraij Albait (or parallel with it) there is Drb Al-Khaleel project



Drb Al-Khaleel project ( http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=509693 )




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The Abraj Al-Bait Towers is a building complex under construction in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Upon completion, the tallest tower in the complex would stand as the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, second tallest building in the world, tallest and largest hotel in the world and the largest building in the world with a planned height of 595 m (1,950 ft). Upon completion, the structure would have the largest floor area of any structure in the world with 1,500,000 m2 of floorspace. This is 470,000 square metres (5,100,000 sq ft) larger than Aalsmeer Flower Auction in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands, which is the current record holder. It is also the second tallest building under construction. The entire project is estimated to be completed in 2009.
Second tallest building under construction when Burj Dubai complete, for now second it's the 632 m Shanghai Tower. However probably the second tallest building when it is complete until Shanghai Center complete for the next few years. About area it seem it's the Pentagon follow by the chinese CCTV headquarter for now.

seeing the last pic, I think the main tower is around 300 m tall, right ?
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