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Old August 18th, 2007, 09:51 AM   #641
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when is the clock tower gonna be ready?
Hopefully never. The clock tower needs to be eliminated.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 10:13 AM   #642
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clock tower does not symbolise islamic architecture, if they still wants to build the clock, better replace is with dome instead of london-like architecture of clock tower.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 10:35 PM   #643
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Hopefully never. The clock tower needs to be eliminated.
eeeeeasy man..
is that all for the clock??!!!or something else??
is it annoying you that much??
it' ain't look like the London clock at all,hopefully butter...
about the over look for the complex is represents the (Hijazi) cultural Architecture
which is spreads in the (historical areas) of Mecca and Jeddah.
so,this clock tower in Mecca is going to be a land mark (the highest clock 579 m+the biggest clock 80m x65m)and one of the highest five building in the world when it's finished..
I think the Saudis and the Muslims "because Mecca is the city for all the Muslims" gonna be proud of it for a long long time....I think this the problem or let's say the issue
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Old August 19th, 2007, 12:03 AM   #644
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when is the clock tower gonna be ready?
as far as i know 2010
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Old August 19th, 2007, 02:08 AM   #645
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as far as i know 2010
thanks dude,I dont know but for some reason I thought it on 2009!!
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Old August 19th, 2007, 03:44 AM   #646
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I quite like the building actually. But


2 - its one building, but it looks like a complete skyline in itself
i laughed at this rofl
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Old August 19th, 2007, 03:44 AM   #647
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1-this project's profits it's going to spend on the holy mosque developments.
2-They are doing this developments "I mean the whole developments in Mecca (there is around 7 Mega urban developments in Mecca around the holy mosgue)" just to help and provide some nice,clean,organized places for the people..and to make the most important site "for the Muslims" comfortable. so,they must reflect the country situation (economically,traditionally,modernity and of course financially .
basically,they will not do a small or old things-while they're having so much money- and they are aiming to make Mecca one of the most beautiful and well organized cities in the world..
Good point. I've heard they have bulldozed a lot of the original structures of immeasurable historical significance, particularly things relating to Muhammad and his family. It is a real shame that the Saudi's are more about money and appearing progressive, than anything else.
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Old August 19th, 2007, 04:03 AM   #648
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Good point. I've heard they have bulldozed a lot of the original structures of immeasurable historical significance, particularly things relating to Muhammad and his family. It is a real shame that the Saudi's are more about money and appearing progressive, than anything else.
it's not about that, this huge projects there to give thiat place the glory by spending load of money,and I really respect that.
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Old August 19th, 2007, 12:42 PM   #649
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thanks dude,I dont know but for some reason I thought it on 2009!!
it just started to rise....and to build 579m until 2009 sounds a bit too much.
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Old August 19th, 2007, 03:58 PM   #650
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i wonder what you would say if they start to build Abraj al bait 2 after these one .
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Old August 19th, 2007, 04:20 PM   #651
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Abraj Al Bait 2??
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Old August 19th, 2007, 05:12 PM   #652
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Speculation

What you talkin' bout willis?
That would seem a little crazy. Or at least unexpected.
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Good point. I've heard they have bulldozed a lot of the original structures of immeasurable historical significance, particularly things relating to Muhammad and his family. It is a real shame that the Saudi's are more about money and appearing progressive, than anything else.
Saudis are more about money!!!
What are you talking about??

Don't you know that this whole project is an endowment to the holy mosque??
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Old August 19th, 2007, 07:06 PM   #654
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Saudis are more about money!!!
What are you talking about??

Don't you know that this whole project is an endowment to the holy mosque??
For the same amount, one could have done much better and for more people ... instead of creating a palace for only the rich.
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Old August 19th, 2007, 07:52 PM   #655
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For the same amount, one could have done much better and for more people ... instead of creating a palace for only the rich.
Do you know who is paying for the project?
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Old August 19th, 2007, 08:02 PM   #656
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I quite like the building actually. But

1 - the top of the tallest tower is not that good

2 - its one building, but it looks like a complete skyline in itself

3 - it should NOT be so close to the holy site.
I agree... the building should not be that close to the holy site. Not just for this, but for any religion's holy sites as well.
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Old August 19th, 2007, 08:35 PM   #657
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The area next to the kabaa must be very densely populated and I dont think this building will help...

btw this building is sooooooooo masive I am really impresed
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Old August 19th, 2007, 08:38 PM   #658
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Old August 20th, 2007, 01:00 PM   #659
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I have a question if I may?I understand that minarets are not essential in the design of a mosque but are there any mosques built today that don't have them?
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Old August 20th, 2007, 03:14 PM   #660
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I have a question if I may?I understand that minarets are not essential in the design of a mosque but are there any mosques built today that don't have them?
Absolutely.

Here is an example from Turkey (and a very progressive design on multiple fronts, I might add):

http://www.akdn.org/agency/akaa/sixthcycle/turkey1.html

Mosque of the Grand National Assembly, Ankara, Turkey - completed 1989

In addition to not having a minaret, the qibla wall is glass, opening to a sunken water feature and garden. Note also that the entire structure is built into the environment, as not to be in conflict with nature. Being appropriate and engaging nature and context are absolutely critical themes in Islamic architecture.



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