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Old November 18th, 2010, 08:36 AM   #6361
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Old November 18th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #6362
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Al jazeera flyover footage over Mecca :


Abraj Al-Bait @ 1:40
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Old November 18th, 2010, 07:09 PM   #6363
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Thanks! jh1 ...it's a good work from aljazeera
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Old November 18th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #6364
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The design of the Holy Mosque Expansion looks good, I like it. But the design of these buildings behind the clock tower is just awful! This will destory the whole aesthetic of the clock tower!
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Old November 18th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #6365
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The design of the Holy Mosque Expansion looks good, I like it. But the design of these buildings behind the clock tower is just awful! This will destory the whole aesthetic of the clock tower!
I'm afraid that this is true.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 09:47 PM   #6366
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The design of the Holy Mosque Expansion looks good, I like it. But the design of these buildings behind the clock tower is just awful! This will destory the whole aesthetic of the clock tower!
i like it. it looks so massive with the buildings behind it. simply amazing i think
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Old November 19th, 2010, 03:03 AM   #6367
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Old November 19th, 2010, 01:19 PM   #6368
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FINALLY, they've started preparation for the back clock
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Old November 20th, 2010, 12:35 AM   #6369
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i like it. it looks so massive with the buildings behind it. simply amazing i think
Amazing yes, Abraj Al-Bait is the largest building in the world, but it will loose that title to the project behind it.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 04:11 AM   #6370
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The project behind it has the same name (it's all one project)
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Old November 20th, 2010, 08:05 AM   #6371
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^ isn't it called Rawabi Abraj Al-Bait or something ?
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Old November 20th, 2010, 09:32 AM   #6372
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yeah .. but its also abraj al bait its like phase 2
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Old November 20th, 2010, 10:44 AM   #6373
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The fact that i see a train in the video suprised me the most. Does Mecca has a metro?
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Old November 20th, 2010, 10:54 AM   #6374
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yes, the metro was used for the first time 2 weeks ago for hajj, and it was only 35% capacity, it will be finished for next year's hajj, and it will be connected with the rest of the metro which will run all round the city (the current one is just for hajj), and there will be a high speed one which will connect makkah with the rest of cities in saudi and other countries in the gulf. (ALL UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
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Old November 20th, 2010, 11:03 AM   #6375
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http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...722754&page=33
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Old November 20th, 2010, 11:23 AM   #6376
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Old November 20th, 2010, 02:46 PM   #6377
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"mashallah" is the only word I can think of ,looking at this great images!
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Old November 20th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #6378
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Old November 20th, 2010, 03:58 PM   #6379
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dont recall seeing any distabce shots of this structure....would be interesting...bring em o pls.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 12:04 AM   #6380
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dont recall seeing any distabce shots of this structure....would be interesting...bring em o pls.
Check my previous posts. They're not good quality but they still are pictures from distance, there are so many places in Makkah where you can capture abraj-ul-bait with the surroundings so beautifully but I don't have a camera ....... or a car

Here's another one:

I think this the best picture I have ever taken, so I'm calling it-A Makkah Morning-All rights reserved

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A close-up:

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