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Old October 18th, 2010, 02:39 PM   #5981
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Hey, Don't share this one, I edited someone else's render. If he sees this, I'm dead.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 03:01 PM   #5982
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On 16 October they turned ON the lights on "Allah-u-Akbar" With the green background (unfortunately asyiqul huur was on vacation on 15 and 16-I think). But they didn't tun them on yesterday. I guess they were testing.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 03:42 PM   #5983
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OOOPS!

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Old October 18th, 2010, 03:56 PM   #5984
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yes thats my diagram. ive been too busy to update. ill try tomoz.
its approx 508m atm.
looks good.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 04:00 PM   #5985
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as far I heard from some one close to the project it was 511m yesterday's evening
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Old October 18th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #5986
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In both of your diagrams, the final hight says "591m" which is wrong :p
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Old October 18th, 2010, 10:36 PM   #5987
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Old October 18th, 2010, 10:42 PM   #5988
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In both of your diagrams, the final hight says "591m" which is wrong :p
Or maybe you refuse to believe that the tower might actually turn out to be smaller than 601 meters. What's the source for 601 meters anyway?
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Old October 18th, 2010, 10:45 PM   #5989
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I think it was meant to be 591m tall and they added a ball below the crescent pushing it 10m taller but don't quote me on this.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 10:52 PM   #5990
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Or maybe you refuse to believe that the tower might actually turn out to be smaller than 601 meters. What's the source for 601 meters anyway?
news papers in makkah & saudi

Wiki agrees with me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraj_Al_Bait_Towers

The highest residential floor will be at 450 m (1,480 ft), just below the clocks. The clock faces will be 43 × 43 m (141 × 141 ft), the largest in the world. The roof of the clocks will be 530 m (1,740 ft) above the ground, making them the world's most elevated architectural clocks. A 71 m (233 ft) tall spire will be added on top of the clock giving it a total height of 601 m (1,972 ft), which will make it the second tallest building in the world when completed.

oh and check the old renders with the new one (it says 601 = ٦٠١)


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For people who don't know how exactly the height got increased from 591M to 601M and which floors have been added:


<<The old design>>



<<The new design>>


I hope it is clear.
there is an increase under the base of the clock as well
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Old October 18th, 2010, 10:53 PM   #5991
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Old October 18th, 2010, 11:02 PM   #5992
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My favoraite pics posted untill now about Abraj



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Old October 18th, 2010, 11:43 PM   #5993
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thats what happens when you use someone elses drawing. i did an update in sept1 with new dimensions,.
anyway heres an update
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Old October 19th, 2010, 12:16 AM   #5994
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I didn't change the height because it was not meant to be shared with the broad eyes of skyscrapercity, and besides its hard. But since it has started a stupid discussion, I'll change it.
@CULWULLA: If you don't mind, I will change it completely so that it looks completely different from yours. And don't get it wrong. I made it just to show daily construction update, not monthly. It was never meant for this forum. Sorry
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Old October 19th, 2010, 12:19 AM   #5995
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Ironically, I'm the one who also added most of the content on the wikipedia's article on Abraj-al-Bait. :P
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Old October 19th, 2010, 01:21 AM   #5996
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thanks for the awesome update culwalla
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Old October 20th, 2010, 01:05 AM   #5997
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I seriously can't wait to see this building finished!!!
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Old October 20th, 2010, 11:11 AM   #5998
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Latest NEWS:
Now that the left clock is FINISHED ( ), and after the tested the lights on "Allah-u-Akbar" on 16 october, they tested the lights on the right clock yesterday (and I have some pics). I think they also tested clock's hands. Sadly AGAIN, asyiqul huur probably wasn't there to capture beauty
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Old October 20th, 2010, 12:52 PM   #5999
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Just big special... they wanna show muscle to the West part of the world and the money.... could be a lot better... just because this is the most important place for the muslin in the world
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Old October 20th, 2010, 01:25 PM   #6000
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Goddamn, this must be the most bizarre and tasteless building on earth, looks like a mix of an LSD-trip and Alice in wonderland
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