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Old February 10th, 2011, 06:53 AM   #7141
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any pics from behind, please guys?
I found 2 for you

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Old February 10th, 2011, 07:07 AM   #7142
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I rather like the structure in Black and White photos, however its the cladding colour that really puts me off the building.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 03:42 PM   #7143
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I found 2 for you

thanks ,but can you or anyone else tell us why didn't they start with the behind side of the clock yet?
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Old February 10th, 2011, 04:19 PM   #7144
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because of that crane?
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Old February 10th, 2011, 04:20 PM   #7145
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thanks ,but can you or anyone else tell us why didn't they start with the behind side of the clock yet?
may be because they still need that crane there?
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Old February 10th, 2011, 04:42 PM   #7146
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probably you're right. it aint the nicest building, but i will not judge the building before seeing it finished and still kinda think it fits to dubai's crazyness
Dude the building is in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia not in Dubai, UAE. Newayz personally i think its a monstrosity and has ruined completely Mecca's serenity. Seems like the Saudis are commercializing the city to the hilt. What a shame!
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Old February 10th, 2011, 05:13 PM   #7147
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Dude the building is in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia not in Dubai, UAE. Newayz personally i think its a monstrosity and has ruined completely Mecca's serenity. Seems like the Saudis are commercializing the city to the hilt. What a shame!
He was referring to the Yaqoob Tower in Dubai
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Old February 10th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #7148
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Nice pic!

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Old February 10th, 2011, 05:52 PM   #7149
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arab architechture..best in the world..
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Old February 10th, 2011, 06:11 PM   #7150
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Dude the building is in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia not in Dubai, UAE.
We were discussing Yaqoub Tower in Dubai, not the Makkah Clock Tower
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Old February 10th, 2011, 06:12 PM   #7151
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Newayz personally i think its a monstrosity and has ruined completely Mecca's serenity. Seems like the Saudis are commercializing the city to the hilt. What a shame!
Totally agree with you.
Or maybe i would have been less sceptical if it would have combined with the city... But here it's definitely not the case.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 08:48 PM   #7152
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Old February 10th, 2011, 09:28 PM   #7153
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Question. Have the Tunisian 'winds of change' reached Saudi yet? Maybe when the revolution comes, we can modify this building a bit-to make it less taunting.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 12:50 AM   #7154
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I absolutely love this tower. They really paid close attention to detail.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #7155
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Like all Islamic buildings
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Old February 11th, 2011, 01:39 AM   #7156
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Nice to see you use the gmt time Thats a huge building.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 01:52 AM   #7157
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fantastic architecture. Great photos
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Old February 11th, 2011, 02:23 AM   #7158
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image hosted on flickr

Makkah's clock =) by Sara Abdullah, on Flickr

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ساعة مكه بعدستي by رכــيـل القمر, on Flickr

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Old February 11th, 2011, 02:31 AM   #7159
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From pics and video, only one more corner dome!
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Old February 11th, 2011, 06:06 AM   #7160
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those who look at small details of this building will know a lot of effort has been put into it
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