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Old September 3rd, 2007, 04:05 AM   #701
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See how beautiful the Kaaba looks when you can't see the monstrosities currently under construction?

Keep in mind, the construction doesn't look as large or encroaching as much in this picture, because it is on the far side of the Kaaba complex from where the picture has been taken. The Kaaba complex is many hundreds of feet wide!

Very nice picture!

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Old September 3rd, 2007, 04:06 AM   #702
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Could someone take a picture of how this thing looks from the South, IE with the construction in the foreground and the Kaaba in the background? Make sure the Kaaba can be seen, so perhaps a minaret between the buildings, or maybe with the construction just off centre to one side.

I don't think we've seen that, and that angle will be critical for all of us to understand the impact of the new buildings relative to the context. We keep on seeing the construction from one side only.

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Old September 3rd, 2007, 04:15 AM   #703
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why you people pessimistic like that?be careful what you say ok!
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 04:19 AM   #704
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why you people pessimistic like that?be careful what you say ok!
What are you talking about? I think the Kaaba is beautiful!!!
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Old September 5th, 2007, 06:54 PM   #705
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In time, I think the "monstrosities" will emphasize the importance of the Kaaba, rather than detract from it.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #706
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Just out of curiosity, what is inside the Kaaba itself? Not the complex, but the large black rectangular structure in the center. I always wondered when I saw pictures in the news. Also, I would imagine that people inside the massive tower that finally gets built will have a very good view of Mecca!
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Old September 6th, 2007, 12:27 AM   #707
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaaba
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Old September 6th, 2007, 07:03 AM   #708
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fantastic contruction
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Old September 6th, 2007, 07:27 AM   #709
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In time, I think the "monstrosities" will emphasize the importance of the Kaaba, rather than detract from it.
So does anyone have a picture of how the Kaaba looks from behind the 'monstrosities', IE from a Southerly direction?
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Old September 7th, 2007, 10:42 PM   #710
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wow very nice pic of Kaaba
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Old September 13th, 2007, 01:37 PM   #711
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UPDATE:
Height of the project has been increased to be...
595 M


Trusted information 100% inshallah (God willing) and no need please for useless arguement about the height. I used to provide true informations always about this project such as the clock (before any official announcement), the height to be 577 M then 579 M and as you all know, the new shop drawings proved this increment of height and here again I am informing all of you that height has been increased officially again to be 595 M. Enjoy it
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Old September 13th, 2007, 02:02 PM   #712
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What will the height increase consist of? Which part will be extended?
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Old September 13th, 2007, 02:17 PM   #713
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The Hotel (More typical floors)
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Old September 13th, 2007, 02:54 PM   #714
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wa make it 600m hehe
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Old September 13th, 2007, 03:02 PM   #715
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Yeah, and we will have more building under the megatall/hypertall section. lol
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Old September 14th, 2007, 03:26 PM   #716
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100% they are going to increase the height to be 600+ M inshallah (God willing) but after couple of months.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 04:50 PM   #717
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ive changed thread title to reflect recent height change. i agree, just add 15m to reach 2000ft/610m.
should look unreal.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 02:44 AM   #718
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Tanks Culwulla for your poll about the megatall category. They increase the height to 600m because they want a MEGATALL!
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Old September 15th, 2007, 02:56 AM   #719
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I hope someone stop this shame
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Old September 15th, 2007, 03:54 AM   #720
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what shame?
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