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Old November 13th, 2010, 05:44 PM   #6281
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I like this tower - actually it looks very cool!
And the size of the whole project is just mind-blowing...

I don't know if this question has already been asked - but why is the construction of the spire so slow? It looks like the spire didn't change since 2 or 3 weeks...
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Old November 13th, 2010, 06:35 PM   #6282
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in all supertalls, the spear is the complicated part.

and i have never seen a spear as complicated as this one.. there is an observation deck on this spear !
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Old November 13th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #6283
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in all supertalls, the spear is the complicated part.

and i have never seen a spear as complicated as this one.. there is an observation deck on this spear !

There's an observation deck in that spire?!.. Wow!... I must visit this building someday. I'm not Muslim but I speak a bit of Arabic... Ana be7ki shooway 3arabi!... Maybe I can pretend that I'm Muslim so I can get into that city and see this building!...

In my opinion, this is one of the most amazing buildings ever constructed.. its beautiful and on such a massive scale.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 10:02 PM   #6284
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Maybe I can pretend that I'm Muslim so I can get into that city and see this building!...
To be honest, I'm not certain that's the greatest idea someone can have.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 10:19 PM   #6285
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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.
Thank you Abumuhannadh. I wasn't sure whether the white floor was marble or not since the dimensions of each slab are, well, enormous. About the clock, by looking at the pictures of GulfArabia I see what you mean, it isn't as bright as it appears to be on a camera, must have been the LED diods.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 11:58 PM   #6286
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Old November 14th, 2010, 12:09 AM   #6287
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Stunning picture I really like the green colour of the LED's
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Old November 14th, 2010, 12:31 AM   #6288
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Old November 14th, 2010, 12:39 AM   #6289
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WOW!!! Great detail.
Thanks ibib for those pictures.
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(Man, even the UK & Australia have one!... lol)
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Old November 14th, 2010, 12:42 AM   #6290
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love the close ups of the clock face,not too sure about the dodgy scaffolding, ha.
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Old November 14th, 2010, 01:13 AM   #6291
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I really liked this way they're using to cool down Makkah streets that lead to the grand mosque :





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Old November 14th, 2010, 02:05 AM   #6292
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They do that under the Eiffel Tower during the hot summers!
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Old November 14th, 2010, 02:10 AM   #6293
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Great building!
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Old November 14th, 2010, 03:24 AM   #6294
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Aowsme pictures ibib !
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Old November 14th, 2010, 04:40 AM   #6295
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I really liked this way they're using to cool down Makkah streets that lead to the grand mosque :

So that what it was! I saw it in some pics in front of Abraj Albait and I was wondering why they put it in front of the building's main entrance.

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Old November 14th, 2010, 04:53 AM   #6296
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Old November 14th, 2010, 06:33 AM   #6298
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nice !!!!
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Old November 14th, 2010, 07:32 AM   #6299
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Old November 14th, 2010, 07:32 AM   #6300
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Sweet aerial shot! I love it. This is one incredible building.
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