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Old September 27th, 2010, 06:48 PM   #5801
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They did a great job with this cluster. The meticulously designed architectural details complement the mosque's architectural detailing instead of trying to replicate it.

So I wonder what's next for Mecca? As massive as this complex is, I imagine it still doesn't really solve the Hajj pilgrimage accommodation problems.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 08:15 PM   #5802
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^ this is the plan, and its already under construction, abraj albait has prayer halls which boosts the mosques capacity:



the original mosque will be reconstructed (around the kaaba) and they are currently researching on how to shade that part



Makkah train test run was last week i think, and the metro is under-construction, there will be an other train which goes to the prophet's mosque in madina, what is left is a train to palestine .. one day
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Old September 27th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #5803
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^ this is the plan, and its already under construction, abraj albait has prayer halls which boosts the mosques capacity:

Can't be, unless they are planning to demolish Abraj Al Bait

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Old September 27th, 2010, 10:27 PM   #5804
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the lower levels of the towers will be part of it

praying in the towers is not different to praying in the mosque, its on the same grounds
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Old September 27th, 2010, 11:27 PM   #5805
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Old September 28th, 2010, 12:30 AM   #5806
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Old September 28th, 2010, 03:13 AM   #5807
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hmmm..
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Old September 28th, 2010, 05:37 AM   #5808
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very nice night view...
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Old September 28th, 2010, 08:49 AM   #5809
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Old September 28th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #5810
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does anyone else get bored by those round lenses that strech the picture, making it look higher.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 05:11 PM   #5811
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may be those who are afraid of heights, lol
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Old September 28th, 2010, 07:35 PM   #5812
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ooooooh great
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Old September 28th, 2010, 09:13 PM   #5813
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may be those who are afraid of heights, lol
i love heights, but those cameras make it seem ridiculous
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Old September 28th, 2010, 09:54 PM   #5814
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its not that very far from reality, wait till u see a shot from the observation deck :S
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Old September 28th, 2010, 11:22 PM   #5815
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Would love to see some shots from Mount Hira if anyone can make it possible?
There is one!...from Mount Hira


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=3486
Mount Hira

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Old September 30th, 2010, 01:20 AM   #5816
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Thats a new shot! very beautiful and unique too
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Old September 30th, 2010, 07:54 AM   #5817
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cool
weird how thhe hands lit up at different times
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Old September 30th, 2010, 03:32 PM   #5818
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Waiting for new pics...the last renders about the structure for the top of the tower

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Old September 30th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #5819
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Thats a new shot! very beautiful and unique too
Yes nice pic, very unique, never see this before, now we know where is the mount Hira from the Grand Mosque.
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Old September 30th, 2010, 05:20 PM   #5820
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great progress...
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