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Old October 24th, 2010, 05:23 AM   #6041
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Did he use a gun or something?
he used paintball gun, like the israeli commanders on the gaza aid flotilla (killed +9) :p

you should google 9/11 and read about the event, don't u remember the airplanes which flown into the twin towers in NewYork ?

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Old October 24th, 2010, 05:31 AM   #6042
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he's just trolling by playing stupid. Pay him no mind.
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Old October 24th, 2010, 02:27 PM   #6043
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this monsterous kitsch is a shame on the islamic architecture. a perfect example of those with lots of money and totally lacking a decent taste.
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Old October 24th, 2010, 04:52 PM   #6044
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it took 2 years to build a 601 meter tower :O !!
Don't forget its not only the tower,its a lot of crowded buildings around it
Anyway this towers looks great in the view of Mecca,the "old" design to an "old" city,perfect!
Mecca couldn't ask for a better building than that
I can't wait for the tower to be finished!
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Old October 24th, 2010, 11:53 PM   #6045
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Quote...it took 2 years to build a 601 meter tower :O !!

That is odd...post #6048 shows the building half erected in October 2007 ????
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Old October 24th, 2010, 11:54 PM   #6046
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Old October 24th, 2010, 11:55 PM   #6047
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Quote...it took 2 years to build a 601 meter tower :O !!

That is odd...post #6048 shows the building half erected in October 2007 ????
the clock tower hasn't come up then, the half erected tower is the one next to the clock tower. although i am not sure it's been just two years since the clock tower began.

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Old October 25th, 2010, 01:14 AM   #6048
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the building looks like a throne a giant chair
i thought the same thing!
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Old October 25th, 2010, 01:22 AM   #6049
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this monsterous kitsch is a shame on the islamic architecture. a perfect example of those with lots of money and totally lacking a decent taste.
And I suppose you have a better taste? I'm gonna share a story for people LIKE YOU who say similar sh**

Once upon a time in france, a painter made a great painting, he worked hard on it, so he wanted to know what the people thought about it. He hung the painting on the door of the royal palace and wrote this "If you find any mistakes, point them out on the painting". The next day, he came to see that the painting was full of circles pointing out mistakes. He, of course, was disappointed and angry, the next day he put the same painting on the same place and wrote "If you find any, FIX THEM". The next day, he came and saw that no one had botheres to fix the so-called "mistakes"

Bottom-line: People like you exist on every singles street, they themselves know nothing about art (and I don't care if you have done a Ph. D in arts) and they themselves have no taste. They just go in a social gathering and bla bla bla ........................................
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Old October 25th, 2010, 01:37 AM   #6050
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Old October 25th, 2010, 01:51 AM   #6051
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I saw yesterday, either the "DOKAAE" cloth has been torn out by wind or they removed it themselves
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Old October 25th, 2010, 02:02 AM   #6052
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And I suppose you have a better taste? I'm gonna share a story for people LIKE YOU who say similar sh**

Once upon a time in france, a painter made a great painting, he worked hard on it, so he wanted to know what the people thought about it. He hung the painting on the door of the royal palace and wrote this "If you find any mistakes, point them out on the painting". The next day, he came to see that the painting was full of circles pointing out mistakes. He, of course, was disappointed and angry, the next day he put the same painting on the same place and wrote "If you find any, FIX THEM". The next day, he came and saw that no one had botheres to fix the so-called "mistakes"

Bottom-line: People like you exist on every singles street, they themselves know nothing about art (and I don't care if you have done a Ph. D in arts) and they themselves have no taste. They just go in a social gathering and bla bla bla ........................................

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Old October 25th, 2010, 02:15 AM   #6053
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this monsterous kitsch is a shame on the islamic architecture. a perfect example of those with lots of money and totally lacking a decent taste.
I'm not an architect so I won't comment on the architecture.

I guess our 'Ichigo' (unless I got the profile pic wrong) must be proud of this endowment after so many reminders about that fact. So your rulers have donated a lot, perhaps saving the developers money for other projects. You've said time and again where all the profits go to, but what sort of profits? Ok your rulers don't keep profits from pilgrimage, but what about the maintainers of the towers? What about the hotels of the towers? Good if they want to donate all their profits... They're not taxed anyway...

Yes it's a prophecy which may not be bad. Yes it's for the pilgrims but you have to have money. I guess it's fair as it has so many luxuries & is so grand, hence is so expensive,, especially that well-lit clock (with its own cranes - btw MMT seems just like a brand for GMT+3 & there are still a lot of people who might still be living in huts & can't afford all this).

So besides the mosque & al-Mu'alla there's nothing historically significant there or else people would have worshipped them? Oh well I'm looking forward to the mosque expansion & other developments (perhaps everything will be merged into 1 complex)... Seems you guys learnt a lot from the west, who learnt it from you in the past. I wonder what future experience of pilgrimage will be... I'm not sure when I'll go (perhaps for the last time), but I plan to look at some architecture further west with my architect friend soon...



p.s. I think sunnis might be as much as 90%.
p.p.s. I applaud your successful local business...
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Old October 25th, 2010, 02:56 AM   #6054
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is that a robot or a human being ?
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Old October 25th, 2010, 06:38 AM   #6055
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lol, i was thinking the same thing, hahaha
may be he had some time to kill. wow, i couldn't do THAT in a million years. hahahha
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Old October 25th, 2010, 07:12 AM   #6056
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HELP NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!

Hey everyone! I need help with something. Does anyone know how wide the clock tower is in meters???? You see me and a guy(lions_215) are making the Abraj Al Bait Towers paper model in the Scale Models section. But he does not know how wide is the clock tower. Here's what he has so far. The ruler next to and below the tower is in meters. If you could help i would really appreciated.

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Old October 25th, 2010, 12:40 PM   #6057
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Old October 25th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #6058
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here is my monthly diagram. it has dimensions and can be scaled.. i think clock is 40m diam?

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thats what happens when you use someone elses drawing. i did an update in sept1 with new dimensions,.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 01:07 AM   #6059
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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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Old October 26th, 2010, 04:30 AM   #6060
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Hajj season is only 3 weeks away, meaning construction s most likely to halt for a month (al-Adha 4-day holiday comes after) ...
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