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Old March 14th, 2007, 02:47 PM   #341
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it looks a bit like a communist building now.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 03:34 PM   #342
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That clock is such a disgrace, why not an electronic clock instead?
you mean like the digital clock at Big Ben in the simpsons episode "lisas marriage"

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Old March 14th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #343
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The 2005 design is the best. This clock tower.... is um... no.
agree, 2005 design was better but the height of 577 is better
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Old March 14th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #344
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At least not 1 of the 2 million expected for the last days of Ramadam each year could ever have an excuse to be late.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 05:28 PM   #345
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A clock in such a symbolic tower? Terrible.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 05:42 PM   #346
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The change in the design was officially announced yesterday. The major change is adding a clock which will be the highest in the world. And as DreaM1981 said, the height of the hotel tower will be 577m.


looks like a giant big ben!

That clock is the ugliest thing I've seen. It's supposed to be a skyscraper, not an oversized clock tower right?
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Old March 14th, 2007, 06:35 PM   #347
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That clock is the ugliest thing I've seen. It's supposed to be a skyscraper, not an oversized clock tower right?
I believe that the clock is not the ugliest thing but ugliest thing is "height of the Hotel tower (main tower) is almost double than other towers which look ugly".

If they increased the height of other towers, It would look ok. when you look at 2007 design, you feel that hotel tower (main tower) has no relation with other towers at all as if they are not one project.

Anyway, I would like to add very important note:

As far I have been informed, there are other new two towers will be built behind the two big towers beside the main tower and the height of these towers will be over than 300M so, the building is supposed to look ok after the official announcement of the new design 2009.

Conclusion: Project might contain 9 towers not seven as it is now and the extra added towers will be higher than all of them except the main tower.

I have no proof yet but take it a word and wait for 2009 design to prove it
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Old March 14th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #348
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I think that the tower looks very nice.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 08:06 PM   #349
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so very ugly!
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Old March 14th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #350
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I think this is a very appropriate place for a big clock.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #351
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I think this is a very appropriate place for a big clock.
Agreed.

It is obvious to me the reason behind placing a clock on this tower is to assist the pilgrims and worshipers in their journey of prayer and enlightenment. I dont disagree with it and I dont think it looks terrible. It simply looks a little awkward, as if its not sure it wants to be there

Sometimes the most beneficial things are not the most ecstatically pleasing.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 12:44 AM   #352
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Agreed.

It is obvious to me the reason behind placing a clock on this tower is to assist the pilgrims and worshipers in their journey of prayer and enlightenment. I dont disagree with it and I dont think it looks terrible. It simply looks a little awkward, as if its not sure it wants to be there

Sometimes the most beneficial things are not the most ecstatically pleasing.
yeah i think we all understand the reason for the clock. but isn't there an extremely loud speaker blasting the call to prayer all throughout the day??? isn't that enough? it sure as hell was enough to wake me up every morning when i lived surrounded by mosques!

and the spire, although significant for religious reasons, is pretty silly looking. reminds me of a hood-ornament on a car.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 01:04 AM   #353
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...but isn't there an extremely loud speaker blasting the call to prayer all throughout the day??? isn't that enough?
Just spare a thought for the deaf

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...and the spire, although significant for religious reasons, is pretty silly looking. reminds me of a hood-ornament on a car.
Sigh... to true...
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Old March 15th, 2007, 01:09 AM   #354
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Just spare a thought for the deaf
ahhhh, excellent point! that's very accommodating of them!
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Old March 15th, 2007, 01:15 AM   #355
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yeah i think we all understand the reason for the clock. but isn't there an extremely loud speaker blasting the call to prayer all throughout the day??? isn't that enough? it sure as hell was enough to wake me up every morning when i lived surrounded by mosques!
It's symbolic. Have you ever seen an Imam who didn't wear a wristwatch? Even if there are other ways to tell the time, the clock is there to be a reminder to remember prayer time. Anyway, whether or not it is ugly is a question of taste, but I don't think it makes any sense the people saying "it's scandalous to put a big clock on such a tower so near to the mosque."
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Old March 15th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #356
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agree, 2005 design was better but the height of 577 is better
Well if we can't have both, then I would rather take the shorter one.

Why the clock? Why? Oi. lol
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Old March 15th, 2007, 07:19 AM   #357
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Personally I don't like the clock design. I'm sure it will be impressive if built, on account of size and height, but it does not look well integrated into the rest of the design. And I doubt that very many people would use it for time, but then again that's just my opinion.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 08:45 AM   #358
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Old March 15th, 2007, 10:00 AM   #359
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Yea! I like design in 2005.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 08:54 PM   #360
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worse design!! in 2007
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