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Old August 12th, 2010, 02:43 AM   #5061
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a great report by Alarabiya TV , aired today [ in ARABIC ] :

he also said that the height from the bottom of the clock to the top of the crescent would be 251 meters

but he also said that it will make the height of the building total 601 meters.

now the question is, whats the real height of the clock? is it 400 meter as said before and the rendering shows? or is it rather 601-251=350 meters?
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Old August 12th, 2010, 02:56 AM   #5062
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Asyiqul huur has posted new pics

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Old August 12th, 2010, 03:30 AM   #5063
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Old August 12th, 2010, 04:27 AM   #5064
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The worst reporter I've ever heard. Just listen to his way of standard arabic, he's trying very hard, but it doesn't suite him.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 04:38 AM   #5065
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wow so many world records are broken in this clock
the letter "أ" is 23 meters!! really wow!
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Old August 12th, 2010, 05:35 AM   #5066
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interesting to see the clock when the night has come...
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Old August 12th, 2010, 06:34 AM   #5067
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i'm very love this construction
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Old August 12th, 2010, 09:58 AM   #5068
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It has been in the news here in Australia....newspapers...that the clock will start ticking tomorrow ? or at least a trial run........who has the job to wind it up ?
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Old August 12th, 2010, 11:25 AM   #5069
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interesting to see the clock when the night has come...
Yeah thats right! Intresting colors at night, I was first surprised.
They selected green because the flag of Saudi Arabia is green too. Correct me if im wrong

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Old August 12th, 2010, 11:37 AM   #5070
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It has been in the news here in Australia....newspapers...that the clock will start ticking tomorrow ? or at least a trial run........who has the job to wind it up ?
I read in the news that they are testing one of the four clocks today. It's the only one that's ready.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 12:08 PM   #5071
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I really like the massive scale of the building, hard to believe its almost 600 meters tall by now

What I however dislike is the clock at night time. With the green lights it looks more like a building that would fit perfectly in Las Vegas or a Disneyland like environment. In my opinion it would fit better if they would use something more subtle. :/
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Old August 12th, 2010, 01:48 PM   #5072
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But then again, I guess Muslims will claim (and eventually convince themselves) that they came up with the original idea and design.
Like London residents do today?
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Old August 12th, 2010, 01:48 PM   #5073
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Gotta love how this clock is a blatant rip-off of Big Ben in London eh!?

But then again, I guess Muslims will claim (and eventually convince themselves) that they came up with the original idea and design. Sort of like how today Muslims claim they "discovered" many scientific and mathematical principles that they actually ripped-off/stole from the Chinese and Indians.
Yes, us muslims steal everything. No go back to your troll-cave and cry about that!
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Old August 12th, 2010, 02:00 PM   #5074
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Gotta love how this clock is a blatant rip-off of Big Ben in London eh!?

But then again, I guess Muslims will claim (and eventually convince themselves) that they came up with the original idea and design. Sort of like how today Muslims claim they "discovered" many scientific and mathematical principles that they actually ripped-off/stole from the Chinese and Indians.
(ripped-off scientific and mathematical principles). Nice indirect way to release some of what this building makes you feel.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 02:04 PM   #5075
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Gotta love how this clock is a blatant rip-off of Big Ben in London eh!?

But then again, I guess Muslims will claim (and eventually convince themselves) that they came up with the original idea and design. Sort of like how today Muslims claim they "discovered" many scientific and mathematical principles that they actually ripped-off/stole from the Chinese and Indians.
by the way u mean muslims in china & muslims of india (as well as arabs and other muslims at that time) we claim with prove, and non-muslim scientists and historians admit..

go to a dictionary and look for the definition of jealousy...

stick to the topic please.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 02:26 PM   #5076
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Gotta love how this clock is a blatant rip-off of Big Ben in London eh!?

But then again, I guess Muslims will claim (and eventually convince themselves) that they came up with the original idea and design. Sort of like how today Muslims claim they "discovered" many scientific and mathematical principles that they actually ripped-off/stole from the Chinese and Indians.

"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people."
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Old August 12th, 2010, 02:28 PM   #5077
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stick to the topic please.
Ironic statement to end a completely off-topic post with.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 03:23 PM   #5078
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i get that it is IMPOSSIBLE for this thread to be on topic, mostly because the building is in Makkah.
Islamophobia rules mind of many people in the west, this building being in Makkah is enough for them to hate it. i am sure if it was in London or Chicago, the views will be totally different.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 03:32 PM   #5079
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No, the views of the CONSTRUCTION and DESIGN would be the same, liked by some, disliked by others.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 03:32 PM   #5080
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Nothing beats a good old persecution complex.

And yeah, views would be totally different if a complex this size would be built in London, because it totally wasn't an issue to even get a 300m building approved in the city. Some people want to choose to live in their own reality, it seems. Maybe you should drop by planet Earth for a short vacation every now and then.

Don't even get me started on what a public outcry this building complex would be likely to cause if built in Chicago.

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