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Old November 11th, 2010, 05:12 PM   #6241
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To be honest, I think the Saudis are ruining Mecca. It's a holy city, it's supposed to feel very tranquil and pretty. It's not meant to look like New York with tall skyscrapers. I think this is just the beginning though, I think they will industrialize Mecca a lot more and turn it into a commercial city like NYC or Tokyo, and take the spirituality away from the city.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 05:46 PM   #6242
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looks like your first time here
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Old November 11th, 2010, 06:10 PM   #6243
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It is true. The industrial moguls have ruined everything Mecca stands for.
They are destorying the spirituality of The Grand Mosque by turning attention towards "another skyscraper". Aren't we supposed to marvel in awe at the Holliest place on earth for Muslims?
For example, take a look at this picture-they say a picture tells a thousand words:

It is very clear that anyone who come to Mecca will be looking up at the Clock tower!!
I can't believe it.And those on the top will look down at "the peasants".

To my fellow forumers, I don't mean to insult anyone, I'm merely pointing out this immense mountain of concrete that is "literally" blocking the sun and sky from reaching Kabba.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 06:15 PM   #6244
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There are many ways to look at the same issue. That is what makes us human. And causes so much conflict.

Can anyone show some pictures of the construction at the top? Seems like only far away pictures lately.

Like this, only more recent:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=6117
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Old November 11th, 2010, 06:42 PM   #6245
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this place is not holier than any other place in the world ! that is a fact !
who thinks otherwise is nothing but a brainwashed idiot. every pig got more
intelligence and gets more respect for me than all muslim " people " !!
the building itself is just a tacky symbol to show the world that they`ve got
the money to build a skyscraper ! if the saudis wouldn`t have found the black
gold they still would be the most primitive mammals in the world. you can
still notice this in their manners.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 07:21 PM   #6246
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^ what about you? do you have any manners at all??
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Old November 11th, 2010, 07:26 PM   #6247
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I don`t treat women like shit ! also when I´m in a foreign country
I respect other cultures ! and so on...
but let`s stop this off-topic discussion !
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Old November 11th, 2010, 07:31 PM   #6248
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Is the floor of the area immediately before the mosque made of stone or is it a sort of resin? thanks.

Gotta say that, honestly, the green lighting on Abraj Al-Bait's top is quite, erm, chavvish. Too bright, too out of context, it flashes out like a green floodlight. It's a shame, because the clock is quite elegant when the sun is shining.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 07:45 PM   #6249
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You have to see the "Makkah Clock Tower" as a "BIG MINARET" with its crescent

for the FUTUR - BIG - WIDE - ENLARGE - CIRCLE - "MASJID AL HARAM"

with this photo ...VISUALIZE IT!





old render but it give an idea...the tower look smaller



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Old November 11th, 2010, 07:50 PM   #6250
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ppl who never been to makkah are complaining, stop trolling "Pfeuffer"

that render is kinda similar but the dominoes buildings will not look creepy, plus there will be a train station and alot of other details
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Old November 11th, 2010, 07:53 PM   #6251
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There are many ways to look at the same issue. That is what makes us human. And causes so much conflict.

Can anyone show some pictures of the construction at the top? Seems like only far away pictures lately.

Like this, only more recent:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=6117
all these pictures are recent and were taken in the last 4 days Scrapernab2
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Old November 11th, 2010, 08:02 PM   #6252
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Is the floor of the area immediately before the mosque made of stone or is it a sort of resin? thanks.

Gotta say that, honestly, the green lighting on Abraj Al-Bait's top is quite, erm, chavvish. Too bright, too out of context, it flashes out like a green floodlight. It's a shame, because the clock is quite elegant when the sun is shining.
the white floor is white marble. it stays cool even at 50+ degrees in summer.

and as for the green, i think pictures are different from reality when it comes to light. you have to 'see' it to judge it. i guess.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 08:24 PM   #6253
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all these pictures are recent and were taken in the last 4 days Scrapernab2
The last picture (the one attached) of the close up of the top of the tower was from October 29. All the pictures in the last 4 days are from far away and you cannot see any construction.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 08:40 PM   #6254
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Now we are in the "Hajj season" so maybe the construction will go slowly for this time as it did during ramadan.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 08:48 PM   #6255
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For the tower sure it's "BIG" but I think we react as it was when they built those big minarets at the Grand mosque.

I'm sure that ppl have said "OOOh it's tooo high!!" or "What are those, what they are doing?!!!" etc...and now ppl says about the same thing!



In this old pic, you can see a minaret around the mosque..."smaller" then those one around the mosque today.

In the left corner, there is the old Ajyad Fortress who has been demolish to built the actual Abraj al Bait.


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Old November 11th, 2010, 09:23 PM   #6256
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Old pic of the Grand Mosque with one or 2 minarets



very old pic of Mecca about 100 years ago






Mecca in 60-70's




Mecca 2010


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Old November 11th, 2010, 10:34 PM   #6257
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Crescent of the Grand mosque

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Crescent of the Makkah Clock Royal Tower




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Old November 12th, 2010, 08:23 AM   #6258
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Wow very cool progression through time, Roukaya.
Does Makkah have a central business district? If so, how far away is it from the Kabaa and grand mosque?
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Old November 12th, 2010, 01:40 PM   #6259
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I wonder what Prince Charles would make of this building?
This sort of architecture is what you get when a goat herder strikes oil. The Arab royals are still very simple people who are now very wealthy.

As a Muslim, i just hope that no Filipino maids are abused in that building, especially not in this holy city.
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Old November 12th, 2010, 03:13 PM   #6260
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expect tons of work

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Since the mods are sleeping, I guess its best if we ignore the bottom half of 312 and upper half of 313.


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are you gonna talk or will you post it too?
Since I have a job, I'm busy. But I'm free today, so here you go:

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Some recent pics. People complain there are no pics up close. I would like to say, its asyiqul huur's department, and there is nothing to see at top, the spire is exactly where its was two or three weeks ago, just a little work:

Clock tower from AlJazair Street near Masjid-al-Kuwaiti, Otaibiah.

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Left clock STOPPED. You can also see how amazing it looks when the left clock shines.

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You can see, when sun is on top, Clock tower becomes a silhouette.

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Things aren't as big as they seem.

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This is yesterday's pic:

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And it looks like we finally have LIGHTNING pics
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