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Old September 10th, 2010, 10:55 PM   #5521
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Looks totally out of place.

What people say about having such a monster in front of a sacred place for them?



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Old September 10th, 2010, 10:56 PM   #5522
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..BTW, it looks like there will be no clock at the back side so only 3 in total me think.
it will have four faces. its finishing one by one.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 11:26 PM   #5523
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Thanks to Ashiqulhuur, these are from Eid







In front of the building



Abraj base is the one on the left. They cover the street close to the tower in the back as to protect from accidental falling construction matrials.



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Old September 10th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #5524
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Old September 11th, 2010, 12:56 AM   #5525
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if you are Muslim, then you have a point and an opinion in that case.
and if you are not, then why the hell you care what Muslims would think?
maaan!! no offense..
but you need to be a bit nicer
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Old September 11th, 2010, 02:48 AM   #5526
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I think we're talking about architecture. Yes, looks like Gotham City!!!!
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Old September 11th, 2010, 04:05 AM   #5527
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Have the bells rang yet? What exactly do they sound like? Or would bells interrupt prayer?

And more importantly, will the Abraj Al-Bait outdo the Burj Al-Arab and become the world's first 8 star hotel??? LOL
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Old September 11th, 2010, 06:24 AM   #5528
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maaan!! no offense..
but you need to be a bit nicer
sorry about that. but seeing it every day here made me little mad.

my apologies Alan, i am really sorry
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Old September 11th, 2010, 06:43 AM   #5529
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sorry about that. but seeing it every day here made me little mad.

my apologies Alan, i am really sorry
Sometimes you should ignore them and give them a deaf ear...
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Old September 11th, 2010, 06:46 AM   #5530
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I've couple of questions, hopefully someone will have time to answer:

- What is the correct pronunciation of Abraj Al-Bait? (My guess would be 'Ab-raaj Al-bate'? Sorry I don't know the correct way to write phonetics, so my guess might not be an accurate representation of what I think I an saying!)
Well, it depends.
The standard official Arabic pronunciation would be Ab-raaj Al-Bai-t. The local (Saudi) pronunciation however would only differ in the Al-Bait part as it's pronounced Al-Bate. I hope I helped.


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- Can someone give me the names of all the major construction projects for Mecca (current and planned), and give links to their discussion pages here (if they have them)? I know there is the massive complex that will go up behind Abraj Al-Bait (mentioned here a little while back), and that there is also a transport hub(?). I think I also remember seeing plans for--what looked like--an almost total redevelopment of the city?
There are many projects planned for Mecca but I guess the most important ones would be these five (these links are all from the Saudi forum):

- Abraj Al-Bait
- Rawabi Abraj Al-Bait (The massive complex behind AAB)
- Jabal Omar
- Holy Mosque Expansion
- Al-Masha'er Metro

There's also the proposed "Redevelopment of Mecca's Central Area".

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Old September 11th, 2010, 12:01 PM   #5531
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really a shame for this country that they demolished all of the old city centre Togther with other beautifull holy places, all destructed by wahabi madness

The project looks impressive, but i think it doesn't fit well in the context. The centre of mekka or most impressive thing should be the ka3ba. Not some kind of gigantic capitalist shopping centre (even though that is exactly the policy of the su3oudi regime) .
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Old September 11th, 2010, 02:29 PM   #5532
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back to topic: pic taken yesterday

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Old September 11th, 2010, 03:13 PM   #5533
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if you are Muslim, then you have a point and an opinion in that case.
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Here be clever people talking, so why do YOU care what them clever folks is thinking?
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Old September 11th, 2010, 03:36 PM   #5534
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Excuse my ignorance, but what is the green clockface all about? Is the colour synonymous with Islam?
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Old September 11th, 2010, 03:42 PM   #5535
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Doh ... yeah
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Old September 11th, 2010, 04:07 PM   #5536
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Old September 11th, 2010, 05:07 PM   #5537
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wow lots of bitter people! anyway the detail in this complex is amazing and stunning. not really sure i like the placement of the towers in relation to each other. but, it certainly is beautiful.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 12:00 AM   #5538
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What does it mean?Translate plz
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Old September 12th, 2010, 12:02 AM   #5539
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dude ! take it easy !
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Old September 12th, 2010, 12:13 AM   #5540
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I'd give my right arm to see this in person.
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