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Old December 16th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #3581
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Old December 16th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #3582
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Old December 16th, 2009, 04:51 PM   #3583
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I like this night shot!!!
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Old December 18th, 2009, 03:57 AM   #3584
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it will be any new tower with almost same height with that tower..??
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Old December 20th, 2009, 09:40 PM   #3585
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I can't say it's a nice tower but at 595m it has all my admiration
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Old December 21st, 2009, 05:14 AM   #3586
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it will be any new tower with almost same height with that tower..??
yes dozens of new towers are under construction or approved with the same highs.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 05:46 AM   #3587
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this monster really ruins the holiness of masjid al haram
How does it ruin the the holiness of the mesjid?
Perhaps because his building will get more attention and eyes of the people than the mesjid?

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Old December 23rd, 2009, 11:52 AM   #3588
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 03:02 PM   #3589
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wow look really monster
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 03:46 PM   #3590
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this komplex is so big...

Is Mecca also open for normal people? or do you have to be muslim? cause I would really like to visit this tower, and sleep in the hotel
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 04:34 PM   #3591
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this komplex is so big...

Is Mecca also open for normal people? or do you have to be muslim? cause I would really like to visit this tower, and sleep in the hotel
You have to be Muslim from what i understand, sorry
I don't know how solid their screening process is, so you might be able to get in if you play a little role, and maybe wear a fake beard. If you do, make sure you bring an awesome camera so we get some high res shots of Abraj Al Bait. الملحد ياسر جورج يزور مكة
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 10:13 PM   #3592
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You have a strange misconception, as to what constitutes being Muslim.

Santa Claus would be glad, to hear that he'd be able to sneak in if you were right, though.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 10:34 PM   #3593
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I was semi-kidding. But frankly, the neck-beard is a highly popular symbol among fundamentalist Muslims, even in the western world.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 10:49 PM   #3594
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I rather like the building ... up-close pictures reveal lovely decorations and "middle-eastern style" ornamentation. The ground floor has an elegant colonnade that is very attractive. However, in my opinion, the city of Mecca itself looks (from the photos) to be a rather ugly city as far as cities go. Lots of white boxes clustered on dry gray hills.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 11:00 PM   #3595
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What's the current height?
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 11:34 PM   #3596
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I'm not a Muslim so I can't appreciate the building for religious reasons...but just architecturally, it's kinda blah. It's just some big towers with some hints of Islamic architecture slapped on. There's nothing really inventive about it.

Also, the gigantic clock and really the whole crown is one of the tackiest things I've ever seen on a skyscraper. It's so huge it just has no proportionality with the rest of the building.

The only thing I find interesting about it is the sheer size. It's absolutely massive. It's shocking to think that just the lobby portion is large enough to contain the Big Ben. Can you imagine what the evacuation plans are for a building that size?

BTW, anyone know how on Earth they're going to construct the spire? I assume they'll just lift something up like the Burj Dubai spire, or the Chrysler Building spire.

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Old December 24th, 2009, 03:12 AM   #3597
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i don't undertand why some are turning this building about religion and others things

the building seems strange to the areas but there is a big problem of space there my mother told me that evry time so and the price of hotels high

but the owner of this building have seen right because they will make a lot of money because a lot of people wich to be near kaaba
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Old December 24th, 2009, 04:28 AM   #3598
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this city look very very ugly, well this city will make be modern!!!
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Old December 24th, 2009, 07:34 AM   #3599
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You have to be Muslim from what i understand, sorry
I don't know how solid their screening process is, so you might be able to get in if you play a little role, and maybe wear a fake beard. If you do, make sure you bring an awesome camera so we get some high res shots of Abraj Al Bait. الملحد ياسر جورج يزور مكة
thats require to be Muslim if someone want enter of that city also that tower....??
then after go out from Mecca then he can change religion to not Muslim...
then a week later,when he must enter Mecca he can change religion to be Muslim again...
then a month later,after go out again from Mecca then he can change religion....etc..etc..
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Old December 24th, 2009, 08:09 AM   #3600
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Is there a completion date on this thing? It's been U/C for a very long time.
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