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Old May 2nd, 2009, 06:24 AM   #2881
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Now that's some serious growth right there.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 07:25 PM   #2882
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ageee. whoa! It's soo damn large.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 11:05 PM   #2883
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Great updates! Is these towers residential or commercial or hotel?
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 11:00 AM   #2884
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the main tower will be a hotel, not sure about the others
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 11:19 AM   #2885
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Wiki gives it a floor space around 1,500,000 m2 (By far the larger floor space in any skyscraper or skyscraper complex). Is this accurate? Dubai airport terminal 3 is said to have roughly the same floor space. Anyone know which is bigger (accurate numbers?)
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 11:33 AM   #2886
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Quote:
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the main tower will be a hotel, not sure about the others
As far as I know, the smaller ones, will be High-End Residential Towers.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 11:57 AM   #2887
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these mega towers are right next to the grand mosque, wouldnt it hinder future expansions of the mosque? i know the mosque is currently undergoing expansions, but im sure more is needed in the future.

and does this modern project pose any cultural problems, since Mecca is supposed to be the traditional holy land for all muslims?

i think theres alot going on in mecca now, i heard about this ongoing mega-project to rebuild the bridge portion of the pilgrimage route. anybody from mecca to share these with us? there should be seperate threads for the mosque expansions, bridge expansions, and tower projects.

mecca is intriguing. we should hear more!

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Old May 3rd, 2009, 12:49 PM   #2888
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The mosque is obviously expanding in the other direction.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 05:33 PM   #2889
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yes, there were some renderings with future exapansion in this thread. On some of them, however, the current developments were gone
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Old May 6th, 2009, 08:25 AM   #2890
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magnificent construction....great panorama...
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Old May 6th, 2009, 11:51 AM   #2891
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The developers attended one of my conferences to sell units and give a presentation on the Abraj a few years ago. I was going through my files and found a few renders they had sent me. I'm not sure if it has already been posted, but here they are anyway.



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Old May 6th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #2892
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nice renders , but seems to be the old design with 485m
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Old May 6th, 2009, 07:06 PM   #2893
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Yeah, the main tower already passed the setback from that render.
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Old May 7th, 2009, 01:54 AM   #2894
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a new idol is being built in front of the holiest place of Islam....most outstanding than the kaaba...shameful autorithies of mecca city who have allowed that....
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Old May 7th, 2009, 04:05 AM   #2895
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nice , but it's the old design :




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Old May 7th, 2009, 04:15 AM   #2896
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I like the new design cause
he's taller than the old one loool
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Old May 7th, 2009, 04:41 AM   #2897
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fantastic rendering.....its unique...
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Old May 7th, 2009, 01:30 PM   #2898
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to bad a non-muslim can't visit Mecca. I thing it would be very impressive to visit during Hadj with so many people.
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Old May 7th, 2009, 05:28 PM   #2899
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welll,,, new one seems to be much better.
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Old May 7th, 2009, 07:05 PM   #2900
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