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Old December 25th, 2010, 09:59 AM   #6701
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Old December 25th, 2010, 04:26 PM   #6702
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Old December 25th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #6703
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Old December 26th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #6704
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Old December 26th, 2010, 06:04 PM   #6705
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You forgot the mountains
And don't worry, in about 10 years, those medieval streets will be no more
Didn't forget the mountains Makkawi - look at the fourth paragraph of the post that you quoted.

The point is though that mountains work for and against having a good view. Even when the object that you are looking at is right on the summit of the mountain (which the clocktower isn't), the effect of the slope can be to obscure higher parts. Ever tried climbing a mountain or steep hill? You think you see the summit and then when you get there, you see another section of slope and then another one.

As for getting rid of the medieval street pattern - I won't get involved in the historic and aesthetic arguments there - but what is needed surely is a pattern of roads converging on the clocktower and, more or less dead straight - such as the avenues that converge on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Maybe that is the idea.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 07:39 PM   #6706
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Didn't forget the mountains Makkawi - look at the fourth paragraph of the post that you quoted.

The point is though that mountains work for and against having a good view. Even when the object that you are looking at is right on the summit of the mountain (which the clocktower isn't), the effect of the slope can be to obscure higher parts. Ever tried climbing a mountain or steep hill? You think you see the summit and then when you get there, you see another section of slope and then another one.

As for getting rid of the medieval street pattern - I won't get involved in the historic and aesthetic arguments there - but what is needed surely is a pattern of roads converging on the clocktower and, more or less dead straight - such as the avenues that converge on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Maybe that is the idea.
ACTUALLY the streets converge around Masjid-al-Haraam NOT the clock tower. And all the mini mountain ranges are ALL outside the city, those inside are just one mountain, not "slopes after slopes"
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Old December 26th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #6707
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it looks cool and hideous and overly chunky at the same time. its massive but has delicaci, but anyway, i dun think it s the appropriate place for such structure. its cool though, its like a city of itself
it looks like stalins towers
any interior pics?
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Old December 26th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #6708
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Old December 26th, 2010, 11:07 PM   #6709
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Old December 27th, 2010, 01:34 AM   #6710
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What a nice building and a wonderful place. Just amazing
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Old December 27th, 2010, 01:42 AM   #6711
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Old December 27th, 2010, 06:13 AM   #6712
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Old December 27th, 2010, 08:16 AM   #6713
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I can't wait to see the crescent forming. That's going to be fun to watch.
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Old December 27th, 2010, 09:05 AM   #6714
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Old December 27th, 2010, 11:29 AM   #6715
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Old December 27th, 2010, 12:24 PM   #6716
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Thanks for quoting all those pictures for no reason whatsoever.
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Old December 27th, 2010, 12:37 PM   #6717
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Old December 27th, 2010, 03:18 PM   #6718
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Thank you for the pictures!
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Old December 27th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #6719
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The attempting to adapt the Arabic architecture was not as dignified as it should, but is imposing.
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Old December 27th, 2010, 10:23 PM   #6720
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And don't worry, in about 10 years, those medieval streets will be no more
Hopefully not! I hope they don't destroy the culture and history of the surrounding area in the sake of modern transportation. This has been done in many cities but doing it here would be a travesty.
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