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Old May 13th, 2009, 06:27 PM   #2941
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Wow, it looks... em... massive
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Old May 14th, 2009, 01:36 AM   #2942
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BTW the part of the hotel on Green Bridge picture is still standing and has Haram view from some rooms.

i think it will be knocked down once all buildings are completed other rumours I heard while I was in makkah that newly constructed Safwah tower was built without proper planning consent and could also be knocked down!





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Old May 14th, 2009, 03:50 AM   #2943
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BTW the part of the hotel on Green Bridge picture is still standing and has Haram view from some rooms.

i think it will be knocked down once all buildings are completed other rumours I heard while I was in makkah that newly constructed Safwah tower was built without proper planning consent and could also be knocked down!


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Old May 14th, 2009, 04:30 AM   #2944
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great also massive progress construction...now i can feel this project its big then i thought....
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Old May 14th, 2009, 05:18 AM   #2945
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nice update
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Old May 14th, 2009, 01:37 PM   #2946
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Question?

This tunnel is for a highway passing through the building or only an access to the building itself (parking, lobby, ...)?

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Old May 14th, 2009, 02:01 PM   #2947
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^ I'm curious about that as well.



Btw, this is a sacrilege Talking about sustainable constructions...
I hope Dubai and other Arabian cities build more effective, I mean...
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hotel on Green Bridge picture is still standing [...]
i think it will be knocked down once all buildings are completed other rumours I heard while I was in makkah that newly constructed Safwah tower was built without proper planning consent and could also be knocked down!

Gotta repeat shaking the head...
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Old May 14th, 2009, 02:13 PM   #2948
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OLD makkah

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how old are those pictures? almost feels like hundred of years ago..
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Old May 14th, 2009, 05:27 PM   #2949
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This tunnel is for a highway passing through the building or only an access to the building itself (parking, lobby, ...)?

in fact, it's the other side of this tunnel (the photo by mrfix)


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Old May 14th, 2009, 05:38 PM   #2950
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This tunnel is for a highway passing through the building or only an access to the building itself (parking, lobby, ...)?


Stefr, the tunnel is crossing the building to the another side and for sure inside the building, there are many entrances to the main ramps of the project including the entrance of the shopping mall for goods transporation.


Simply, there are two purposes of this tunnel:

1- To cross the building as a ring road to the another side (from Hijra to Ajyad then Ghazza).

2- To serve the project.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 11:32 AM   #2951
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panorama view for the area: May 15, 2009. 08:09 a.m
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Old May 15th, 2009, 06:41 PM   #2952
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I don’t think this is a highway going through the building for normal traffic, it will link to tunnel at one side and Ibraheem al-khaleel road at other
side for traffic to the car parking and drop off only, and the tunnel entrance you see in old picture is quit high up on hillside so another bridge
will have to be build to link tunnel.

Having said that there are other tunnels going through the building or side of building, one you can see in satellite image at front of building.

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Old May 16th, 2009, 09:34 PM   #2953
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is this rendering for real? or has they change it?
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Old May 18th, 2009, 04:38 AM   #2954
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Are they really going to do that?? It's like some awful Le Corbusian nightmare
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Old May 18th, 2009, 04:42 AM   #2955
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great project...out of our imagination..
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Old May 18th, 2009, 09:55 AM   #2956
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Awesome !! love the circular masjid, allows for perfect ciculation during tawaf on all floors of the majid and outside too.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 10:08 AM   #2957
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Good one
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Old May 18th, 2009, 10:35 AM   #2958
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Holy Shit!!!
(pardon my language)

Do you get the feeling if you were to push
one of the buildings over, the rest would fall
like dominoes...?
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Old May 18th, 2009, 02:59 PM   #2959
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yes mclancer, yes we felt it
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Old May 18th, 2009, 06:11 PM   #2960
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I suppose the design of the buildings is such that they can maximize the available view to the center.
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