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Old September 23rd, 2010, 05:00 PM   #5741
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I know what you are refering to, but I meant a scientific observatory, this is the one planned for abraj albait:



I wanted to show this before but it was low quality, the observatory and its telescope are directly above the research center and the museum.
Do you have more and better renders of this observatory or lunar center?...and bigger!

I found 2 in the other thread :



#1164 : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1164

#1163 : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1163

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Old September 23rd, 2010, 09:45 PM   #5742
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The only new render I could find is the top crecent with six opening for light beams (total 12). I couldn't find any further information about the telescope, museum, or the luner research center above the clock, but I'm sure these will be available when they start the installation of equipment or glass cladding.



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Old September 23rd, 2010, 11:14 PM   #5743
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Thanks! sorry I don't think those opening are for the light beams. If yes, it seems the light will go down. As I look the second pic, the light come from the top of the crescent and from the "balcony" under it. For now, not important, we will see more details on new renders...I hope.

The crescent look like this one : http://www.makkahboys.net/v3/play-7801.html

Thank you taking time for the search

Look like a crescent of the Grand Mosque

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Old September 24th, 2010, 12:03 AM   #5744
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This towe is great
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Old September 24th, 2010, 10:53 AM   #5745
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Old September 24th, 2010, 01:44 PM   #5746
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Does anybody can translate this text under the clock ?
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Old September 24th, 2010, 01:53 PM   #5747
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Does anybody can translate this text under the clock ?
Someone did before

it says: "King Abdul Aziz Endowment for the Two Holy Mosques"
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Old September 24th, 2010, 07:00 PM   #5748
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It's tasteless kitsch and it is so huuuge, which makes it even worse. How could they taint their holy ground like this!
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Old September 24th, 2010, 07:03 PM   #5749
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it is very tacky but in such a way its also amazing
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Old September 24th, 2010, 07:27 PM   #5750
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the render is tacky but the real thing is the best skyscraper after burj dubai
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Old September 24th, 2010, 07:37 PM   #5751
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Very nice design!!
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Old September 24th, 2010, 08:31 PM   #5752
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Better renders of Abraj al Bait... you can see the details and colors
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very interesting! ...this is the "lunar center"

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Old September 24th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #5753
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welcome to the board Roukaya and AMAZING pictures you uploaded
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Old September 24th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #5754
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Amazing Building¡¡¡¡ I love it¡¡¡¡ :-)
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Old September 24th, 2010, 09:50 PM   #5755
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Judging on the latest pictures you folks have posted recently I have to say it does blend in quite well, the photos from the Great Mosque aren't showing a gargantuan monolith as I feared. I just can't stand the green lights of the clock at night and the golden windows on the upper part of the main tower.
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Old September 24th, 2010, 11:01 PM   #5756
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Judging on the latest pictures you folks have posted recently I have to say it does blend in quite well, the photos from the Great Mosque aren't showing a gargantuan monolith as I feared.
You made me laugh real hard! Kudos to you!
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Old September 24th, 2010, 11:24 PM   #5757
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welcome to the board Roukaya and AMAZING pictures you uploaded
Thank you for welcoming me

Let me show you the entrance of Abraj al Bait



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Old September 24th, 2010, 11:26 PM   #5758
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it says: "King Abdul Aziz Endowment for the Two Holy Mosques"
what is endowment?? i thought endowment was currencys used to support something is hotel currency supporting mecca??
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Old September 24th, 2010, 11:53 PM   #5759
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endowment = donation, fondation

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Old September 25th, 2010, 12:05 AM   #5760
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Now they are building the "Lunar Center"

Lunar center

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