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Old May 22nd, 2009, 02:33 PM   #2981
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Wow! That's great design! It reminds me a bit of Sydney's Opera House.
What?
Is there another opera house in Sydney which I have not seen, yet?
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 04:30 PM   #2982
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I like it, but the mention at the end of the possibility that the Ottoman mosque might be knocked down to make a new building worries me, especially considering the record of the Saudis on these matters.
The Otmann part of the mosque is not going to be "knocked down"
is already preserved within the the second Saudi expansion "King Fahad's expansion"
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about the recored you're talking about,which I assume that you meant the (Ottman arsenal)
it doesn't represent anything for anyone in Makkah.and as someone from Makkah, I used to hear stuff like (why don't just take down and something more useful!!
that castle being built by the Ottomans to secure their exist in Makkah when "King of Hija" became allay with the Ottomans,when they tried to take over everything!it wasn't for anyone but the Turks (soldiers,government...etc) niether to save the locals or the pilgrims !so I think we have the right to knocked down or what ever.secondly, Makkah suppose to be the place were you feel safe and secure,and to have hope in life.so yeah we should keep (an Ottoman arsenal) just next door to it!!
so just look at it for this angle:
a foreigners arsenal which was built to secure them on our land. or a place were we could accommodate thousands ??

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2 millions people can worship at once when its completed
the current capacity for the mosque and the surrounding yards is more than 4.2 million worshiper at the same time
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 04:56 PM   #2983
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Although it is against your current society's held beliefs, that arsenal is still part of history and only adds to the rich history of the area. To simply destroy somthing because it doesn't suit yourself is cultural vandalism.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 04:37 AM   #2984
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What?
Is there another opera house in Sydney which I have not seen, yet?
I was talking about Sydney's Opera House roof design. That design looks a bit like Sydney's Opera House roof design.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 09:09 PM   #2985
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i do not like the design of atkins,it just not the proper time to do this kind of expansion.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 04:12 PM   #2986
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Old May 24th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #2987
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Old May 24th, 2009, 04:16 PM   #2988
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Old May 24th, 2009, 05:03 PM   #2989
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The interior design is really messy, looking like somthing from the 90s not the 00s.
Shame, could of had somthing really cutting edge here considering the amount of capital spent and importance of location.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 05:37 PM   #2990
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messy? I think its perfect, so amazing... another applause to islamic architecture.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 05:55 PM   #2991
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Not the lift lobby but the shopping mall. Take another look nothing specifically Saudi or nice about it.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 04:37 AM   #2992
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great picture of inside mall....but hows big size of this mall...???
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Old May 26th, 2009, 07:19 AM   #2993
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The main tower grew up a lot in a short period of time. Thats amazing ! Great panorama of May 15th !
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Old May 26th, 2009, 04:01 PM   #2994
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I hope this question don't gets too offtopic.

Is there a special time in the year for the hadj? If not then if existing, an organisation agency for the hadj could devide the moslemic countries into zones and every zone has it's time in the year to pilgrim to Meccah. I think than the hadj would be less chaotic and more organised.
its not chaotic, its one of the most organized places on earth, each singe has over 10 languages , and next year they are transforming it into the first smart city in the world, plus the zone thing ur talking about is what they are doing for years

an al hajj happens one month a year, and there is al 3ommrah which is daily, and ramadan month is very very crowded, it supported 4 million last year
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Old May 26th, 2009, 04:04 PM   #2995
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loooooooool why is that guy wearing a "green" shimaa'3 loooooooooooool

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Old May 26th, 2009, 04:09 PM   #2996
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may 1 2009 ,, kinda old

any new pics ?
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Old May 26th, 2009, 06:52 PM   #2997
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Old May 27th, 2009, 12:17 AM   #2998
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it looks great
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Old May 27th, 2009, 02:06 AM   #2999
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I'd have to disagree with the comments re. internal finishes within the mall, as i think they are of a superb standard and not necessarily needing to be ultra modern. With the lights on (at night presumably), the place looks fantastic.
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the interior its taste of middle east culture
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