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Old February 11th, 2011, 07:47 AM   #7161
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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.
I got an email two days ago from a group of youth organizing a protest IN FAVOR of the government inviting me to joing them, I declined but the number of attendants was quite big! Most people in KSA wouldn't want their government changed, and if something were miraculously to happen, then believe me it wouldn't be for the best, it wouldn't be the change "you" have in mind.
Ah, if only we could live in a world where ignorant people don't stick their noses where they don't belong.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 03:02 PM   #7162
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Thanks 'asyiqul^huur always great pics!

Thanks ibib...nice findind!


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Old February 11th, 2011, 04:07 PM   #7163
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The Mosque next to the building is and will always be the central focal point for Muslims - i can understand why people of other faiths will see the building as the centre peace, however I think the building will bring some benefits like

*Tall buildings will naturally attract wind flow around the building - so it could encourage fresh winds and lower the temperature for pilgrims
*Also provide valuable shade for pilgrims
*A Beacon for anyone travelling to Mecca knowing which direction the Qibla is - by using the building as a reference point
*Aesthetical landmark - bringing the surrounding areas up to modern standards
*Make life easier for pilgrims by not having too far to travel - although i suspect it will be well off pilgrims

I am sure that when other buildings around the Harram area are demolished and bought up[ to modern standards - the city will be state of the art for pilgrims and residents

Mecca looks amazing now – it will look more amazing in the next 10-15 years!
I hope they increase the height to over 610 meters as the building will be in the 2000ft club where only a few buildings currently built and under construction are in that club
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Old February 11th, 2011, 10:13 PM   #7164
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correct height ?
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Old February 12th, 2011, 06:18 AM   #7165
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Old February 12th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #7166
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last picture kind like not at mecca
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Old February 12th, 2011, 08:56 PM   #7167
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Abraj Al Bait Mall
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Centre commercial d'Abraj El Beit à la Mecque par Tab59, sur Flickr

PS: Thanks Makkawi!

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Old February 13th, 2011, 03:39 AM   #7168
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I don't see what the big deal is; The Vatican has had one just like it under construction for a while now:
any links?
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Old February 13th, 2011, 06:40 AM   #7169
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any links?
it was supposed to be a joke
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Old February 13th, 2011, 09:04 AM   #7170
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Old February 13th, 2011, 06:49 PM   #7171
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[CENTER]Abraj Al Bait
Zamzam Tower Mall
CORRECTION: Its official name is "ABRAJ-AL-BAIT MALL" NOT ZAMZAM TOWER MALL
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Old February 14th, 2011, 11:05 PM   #7172
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[ 1 \ 3 ] by ηēeГŌσ's phtography ♥, on Flickr

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Old February 14th, 2011, 11:08 PM   #7173
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Old February 14th, 2011, 11:22 PM   #7174
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nice shots Thank you
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Old February 15th, 2011, 04:03 AM   #7175
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ربي آن لي آمنيــهـ معلقهـ بين سمآئــك وآرضــك فـخذهآ إليـــك وقل لهـا كــوني by U.V. ., on Flickr

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Old February 15th, 2011, 08:54 AM   #7176
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Those shots are amazing. I just wish the project was a little less tacky. A great city like Mecca deserves a more beautiful building, befitting its status.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 08:32 PM   #7177
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GREAT NEWS:
The Lights on the left clock are NOW WORKING. ALSO the lights on the right clock have returned to OPERATION. The mentioned clocks stopped for some hours TWICE in the previous week.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 02:13 AM   #7178
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Looks like they are about to start the Cresent, I've been looking foreward to seeing how this will be done.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 10:36 AM   #7179
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It's massive, but the vacancy rates will probably be harsh whenever there are no pilgrimages.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 01:28 PM   #7180
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