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Old July 9th, 2010, 04:28 PM   #4581
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Why aren't Islamic numerals being used in the clock? I think they should change them. They look awefully like Roman numerals, even if they aren't.

Also... if you are not Muslim, are you allowed to visit the city? I´m sure not the mosque, but the area around it? It looks really interesting.
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Old July 9th, 2010, 05:45 PM   #4582
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yup, non-muslims can't enter the city. no its not Roman numerals, and it will look bad with Arabic numerals (1 2 3 4 ... ), they look like this >>> ||

its a very crowded city




New Picture ? Abraj Al Bait from inside

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Old July 9th, 2010, 06:58 PM   #4583
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Amazing....
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Old July 10th, 2010, 01:33 AM   #4584
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Does anyone else think that this is a case of great building but wrong location?
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Old July 10th, 2010, 04:27 AM   #4585
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Where would you prefer it located?
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Old July 10th, 2010, 09:11 AM   #4586
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It would be better if it was built in the current location
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Old July 10th, 2010, 09:28 AM   #4587
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i agree with u
it would be better if they built it on another area
anyway they almost done
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Old July 10th, 2010, 09:33 AM   #4588
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Where would you prefer it located?
Somewhere away from the holy site. It just kind of dominates everything around it and distracts from the mosque.
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Old July 10th, 2010, 10:48 AM   #4589
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I hope i can visit the city someday...
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Old July 10th, 2010, 12:09 PM   #4590
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Somewhere away from the holy site. It just kind of dominates everything around it and distracts from the mosque.
all the city of Makkah is Considered a holy site
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Old July 10th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #4591
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yup, non-muslims can't enter the city. no its not Roman numerals, and it will look bad with Arabic numerals (1 2 3 4 ... ), they look like this >>> ||

its a very crowded city




New Picture ? Abraj Al Bait from inside

i think this pic last days of ramdan, wonderful it..
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Old July 10th, 2010, 07:22 PM   #4592
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It would be better if it was built in the current location
, yeah i say very wonderful location
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Old July 10th, 2010, 07:52 PM   #4593
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Somewhere away from the holy site. It just kind of dominates everything around it and distracts from the mosque.
Yup. Abraj Al-Bait represent gluttony, flamboyancy, materialism, and greed. That will overshadow, or at the very least conflict with, the humility and spirituality of Al-Masjid Al-Haraam.

I'm still impressed with it as a building, but not very fond of its proximity to the Masjid.

Just look at how they're advertising it. "Its construction cost is the equivalent of the GDP of this many countries"; "its total surface area is the equivalent of this many football fields.";"it has this many chocolate rooms."; "it uses this much gold.". What happened to humility and modesty?

Al-Masjid Al-Haraam is a place where the rich and poor are indistinguishable. Where we all pray side by side, where we circle the Ka'ba side by side. This project contradicts that.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 11:02 AM   #4594
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Well put, womfalcs3.
And they call the "west" materialistic ????
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Old July 11th, 2010, 11:33 AM   #4595
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the height is :470 m
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Old July 11th, 2010, 11:47 AM   #4596
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Does anyone else think that this is a case of great building but wrong location?
I feel the same. I would have preferred it in a receded position relative to the grand mosque. 200-300 meters away, still part of that city center, but not towering over the Kaaba.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 12:04 PM   #4597
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thanks Rody69 great update
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Old July 11th, 2010, 07:52 PM   #4598
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Some good progress on the clock face. Thanks for the picture and height update!
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Old July 11th, 2010, 07:58 PM   #4599
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I love this city..
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Old July 11th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #4600
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Almost as tall as Hong Kong ICC, nice record and keep growing !
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