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Old November 16th, 2010, 09:28 PM   #6341
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after seeing mekkah in tv in its peak time where millions of people are visiting the city, i think this improved infrastructure is needed. maybe it will even allow the city to handle more visitors, i think it is limited to 2 million or something similar
i think this yr there were 3 million +
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Old November 16th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #6342
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Old November 17th, 2010, 12:48 PM   #6343
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fantastic photos, wish i was there.
next year inshallah
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Old November 17th, 2010, 12:53 PM   #6344
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Amazing sight.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #6345
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Old November 17th, 2010, 04:59 PM   #6346
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Does the building actually have date renders on its posters IN its building?! Bit of a fail...
I guess they didn't want to reveal the real renders, besides this mall was open a loooong time ago.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 05:02 PM   #6347
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the transformation of this city is amazing
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Old November 17th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #6348
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From this side the shape looks accidental a bit like a church.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 06:31 PM   #6349
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the pic is squashed
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Old November 17th, 2010, 06:34 PM   #6350
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Its raining again, hopefully this time we'll have more pics of abraj in rain
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Old November 17th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #6351
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In shadows and sunlight, thousands of Muslim pilgrims pray inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
AMAZING! pic of the month
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Old November 17th, 2010, 07:15 PM   #6352
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I guess they didn't want to reveal the real renders, besides this mall was open a loooong time ago.
Makes sense. Perhaps that's just an older picture too.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 12:11 AM   #6353
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from Aljazeera flickr account :

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Old November 18th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #6354
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Man, this expansion they are building is HUGE! I understand that there used to be buildings and streets in grey area to the left of the Holy Mosque?
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Old November 18th, 2010, 01:15 AM   #6355
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looking at recent photos by hi gazzazz, new height now 523m, the 300ft spire has started!

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Old November 18th, 2010, 03:40 AM   #6356
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What is the name of the expansion behind the clock tower (right side of the picture). Is there a thread in SKC?
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Old November 18th, 2010, 03:55 AM   #6357
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What is the name of the expansion behind the clock tower (right side of the picture). Is there a thread in SKC?

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=542438
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Old November 18th, 2010, 04:01 AM   #6358
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Thanks! this is a very beautiful view of Mecca ...really a good pic from Aljazeera


to see "original size" ...wow!: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aljazee...n/photostream/



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Old November 18th, 2010, 05:09 AM   #6359
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What's the sea of cranes next to the Mosque? A link would be nice (don't want to look through a million posts)
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Old November 18th, 2010, 05:44 AM   #6360
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What's the sea of cranes next to the Mosque? A link would be nice (don't want to look through a million posts)
This is Holy Mosque expansion:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=622

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=602

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=603
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