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Old December 5th, 2010, 12:21 AM   #6501
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Old December 5th, 2010, 12:23 AM   #6502
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Old December 5th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #6503
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Yes but I wasn't being a troll like the above person, more asking a legitimate question. If it had already been asked I apologize because I didn't read all the pages beforehand. But you assume that every comment is somehow an attack on the building if it isn't an amazing compliment. Don't be so thin skinned about it. This is actually one of my favorite buildings in construction and trying to brand me as a troll makes you look rather bad and unfriendly. And remember on SSC you are a liaison for your country and being cocky personally projects a bad image about your country. But i'll assume you were being lighthearted, just giving you a heads up

And i wasn't claiming that the Muslim view on the building was bad in any way just highlighting the difference between how Christians would react. Thanks to whoever posted the information about the meaning of the Kaaba. I had always assumed it was just the religious center of Islam and that meant the architecture was of crucial importance. I didn't really take into account (or know for that matter) that it signifies a bond more than anything else.

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Old December 5th, 2010, 04:47 AM   #6504
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what do you think? i actually saw your compliment about the green clock.
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Old December 5th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #6505
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Old December 5th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #6506
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I think it goes without saying that a building such as this, built in such a location is bound to attract discussion about its larger cultural and religious significance. Many of these issues are more interesting than the building itself and shed some light on modern Islam. Were this a more 'ordinary' Saudi skyscraper, such as the Kingdom Tower, there would be far less outside interest. This building is trying to say something to the world but it is not clear what.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 04:36 AM   #6507
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I found this in an article.

The Makkah Clock Royal Tower is the world’s second tallest building.

At its highest point, which is the spire of the building’s crescent moon, the Makkah Clock Royal Tower reaches 601m but its official height is recorded as 577m because all skyscrapers are measured to the level of human habitation. With Mecca being a city of low-rise buildings, the tower stands out with its mind-boggling dimensions.


I want to know if this is correct in red. who knows?

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Old December 6th, 2010, 06:08 AM   #6508
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not true because there was a "hight increase" with design changes (the extra floors bellow the clock, the taller spear and the 3 balls under the now larger crescent)
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Old December 6th, 2010, 06:39 AM   #6509
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Ok Thanks!
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Old December 6th, 2010, 11:39 AM   #6510
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Also the standard practice is to measure to the top of spire (or other architectural detail) and not to highest floor.

This is the reason that SWFC is not taller than Taipei 101; despite it winning on height to roof, 101 has a huge spire!
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Old December 6th, 2010, 12:01 PM   #6511
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i guess that's why this emoticon below exist in this forum :P

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Old December 6th, 2010, 12:06 PM   #6512
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roukaya-no, its height was increased over past months by archietcts ,thus the increase of 24m. not due to human habitation. but increase in spire structyre.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 12:19 PM   #6513
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not true because there was a "hight increase" with design changes (the extra floors bellow the clock, the taller spear and the 3 balls under the now larger crescent)
Three Balls?? I thought they were 2.

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Old December 6th, 2010, 12:20 PM   #6514
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Old December 7th, 2010, 11:42 AM   #6515
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Old December 7th, 2010, 01:36 PM   #6516
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i guess that's why this emoticon below exist in this forum :P

Wouldn't this one suit better for Abraj Al-Bait? :
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Old December 7th, 2010, 04:40 PM   #6517
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i think you missed the point
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Old December 7th, 2010, 04:51 PM   #6518
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Old December 7th, 2010, 08:22 PM   #6519
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Old December 7th, 2010, 10:10 PM   #6520
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Here are some photos of the towers from my recent hajj.

Abraj Al Bait has becoming an immensely important focal point of the location of the Great Mosque for pilgrims visiting Mecca and also for navigational purposes around the Mosque's vast complex.






Here is the tower cropping out from the mountains of Mecca seen from the Jamarat (stoning place).




Up close and personal with the towers.








The podium and its much elaborated facade.






In this photo, we could see the small building which unfortunately sits at the front of the towers is currently being demolished and dismantled in stages.






These photos are taken on the rooftop of the Great Mosque, a great location to snap all 7 towers of Abraj Al Bait in single frame closely.








All towers (including the Great Mosque's) are seen racing to reach the skies.




A close up view of Hajar (or was it Zam Zam?) Tower. Although only seen as a background to the main star (the hotel tower), at 260 meter tall, it is easily can be a star on its own at other cities.




A close up view of the clock at the top of the tower and the construction of the spire.






The towers seen on the magical moment - the twilight.




And it soon gleams when the night comes out.




Of the 4 sides of the clock tower, only the back side of it is still devoid of any clock.



Personally I lauded this project for giving Mecca a transformation of a leading modern world feel. It matches with the other modernization projects around Mecca, such as the Al Mashaaer Al Muqaddassah Metro, which I had the opportunity to experience as well.
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