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Old July 17th, 2010, 04:20 PM   #4661
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se estan pasando mucho con ese enjambre.... ¿no seria mejor mejorar los edificios de la meca?
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Old July 17th, 2010, 09:16 PM   #4662
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What is this? Some kind of antenna? Where is it placed on the clock and what does it do?
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Old July 18th, 2010, 03:00 AM   #4663
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it is the middle of the clock, where the hands are joined......
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Old July 18th, 2010, 09:28 AM   #4664
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it looks beautiful .
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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:11 PM   #4665
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I think the whole complex is absolutely stunning. Hopefully the addition gets a re-design, looks a tad too bland compared to the existing complex.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 04:27 PM   #4666
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Relax dude, it's just an opinion. I don't know why people get so worked up about the criticisms of this building.

I mean, it's not like it itself is a holy place of worship or anything!
Yes, racism is an opinion. Just to get this clear, you weren't criticising the building, you were criticising the religion, and rather clumsily I may add:

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Truly an oppressive and overbearing structure...somehow, I think it fits the holiest city of Islam perfectly.

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Old July 18th, 2010, 04:35 PM   #4667
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it really defines the city
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Old July 18th, 2010, 09:58 PM   #4668
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Facts are facts. Are you trying to tell me that this complex isn't overbearing in how it dominates the whole city?

And seriously, what does anything I said have to with race? Or is this another case of the boy who cried 'racism' one too many times that the claim becomes meaningless...
may be he bolded the wrong sentence. that sentence doesn't bother me, for one. but the second sentence is something to ponder. anyway, this thread is famous for going off topic ten times a week. can we stop this and concentrate on the building rather then commenting with sentences like...
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after saying it is...
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Old July 18th, 2010, 10:46 PM   #4669
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^exactly.

Amerindish, please explain why you reference the holiest city of Islam as fitting perfectly for a 'truly oppressive and overbearing structure'.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 11:57 PM   #4670
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that explains your real intention before, thank you very much
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Old July 19th, 2010, 07:10 AM   #4671
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A bit ironic that he'd use the word "overbearing" when it so perfectly describes his appearance in this thread.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 07:25 AM   #4672
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it must be close to being the second tallest building in the world now, does anybody know when it will be?
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Old July 19th, 2010, 07:33 AM   #4673
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it must be close to being the second tallest building in the world now, does anybody know when it will be?
This post theorizes that the current height is 482-485m. The second tallest buildings are Taipei 101 at 508m (by highest architechtural detail), Shanghai World Financial Center at 487.4m (by roof height) or Sears Tower at 527.3m (by highest point overall). Since the last one doesn't count officially, you may take your pick between the first two. If you decide to go by roof height, Abraj Al-Bait have almost overtaken the Shanghai WFC, so in that category it could almost be counted as second tallest in the world. If you go by architectural detail - which would make more sense since Abraj Al-Bait have a spire like Taipei 101 - it still has 20-25 meters to go. At the current rate of growth that should be done in no time.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 08:35 AM   #4674
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TOWER IS STILL ABOUT 460M TALL
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Old July 19th, 2010, 08:57 AM   #4675
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thanks cul, hopefully that will help the thread get back ON TOPIC
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Old July 19th, 2010, 01:58 PM   #4676
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Observation pod at 558m. won't that mean it will have the highest observation deck in the world? I think this tower is turning out quite good actually. it certainly has a lot of colour anyway, which I think is quite cool.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #4677
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Observation pod at 558m. won't that mean it will have the highest observation deck in the world?
for now, yes. the shanghai tower will have an observatory deck at 565m.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 05:34 PM   #4678
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Update


FINAL HEIGHT = 601 METER


New renders will be available soon after 2 hours (God willing).
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Old July 19th, 2010, 05:42 PM   #4679
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Old July 19th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #4680
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