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Old March 18th, 2011, 12:58 PM   #7441
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haven't they topped it out yet?
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Old March 18th, 2011, 08:19 PM   #7442
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about 570 meters i think?
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Old March 18th, 2011, 10:48 PM   #7443
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haven't they topped it out yet?
Not yet, almost 30 meters to go ..
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Old March 19th, 2011, 12:16 PM   #7444
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When T/O it will become second tallest building in the world after Burj Khalifa. Prophet mohammed prophecy has come to life!!
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Old March 19th, 2011, 02:39 PM   #7445
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Old March 19th, 2011, 03:58 PM   #7446
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nice pic ibib the base of he crescent is taking shape
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Old March 19th, 2011, 04:14 PM   #7447
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Am I the only one who always feels renembered to gothic church, by looking at this project?
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Old March 19th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #7448
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Nice pics!

It is the biggest complex in the world.
it is the biggest skyscraper complex in the world. the biggest complex is this giant airplane manufacturing thing in america somewhere.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 11:04 PM   #7449
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According to Wikipedia, The Abraj Al-Bait complex is set to take both the area and volume records upon its completion, with about 1,500,000 square meters of floor space.

The largest current floor space in the world is found at the Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3: 1,185,000 square meters.

The most voluminous currently completed building in the world is the Boeing assembly plant in Everett, Washington, USA, with 398,000 square meters of floor space, and enclosing a volume of 13,300,000 cubic meters.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 03:41 AM   #7450
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Old March 20th, 2011, 06:55 AM   #7451
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The first picture looks like a beautiful painting.
Wait.. Did they actually renovate the little old ugly building? (in the second picture)
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Old March 20th, 2011, 08:58 AM   #7452
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The first picture looks like a beautiful painting.
Wait.. Did they actually renovate the little old ugly building? (in the second picture)
NO! never, it's Abraj al Bait front...entrance

The old building is mostly gone...see picture before

A pic from november 2010...

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Sans titre de par blurrbymos, sur Flickr
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Old March 21st, 2011, 06:46 AM   #7453
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Old March 21st, 2011, 11:47 AM   #7454
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When T/O it will become second tallest building in the world after Burj Khalifa. Prophet mohammed prophecy has come to life!!
Yeh...until China's planned supertowers are completed
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Old March 21st, 2011, 12:34 PM   #7455
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i think its already the worlds second tallest building and 3rd tallest structure after tokyo sky tree are there gonna 4 clocks on the tower or just 3?
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Old March 21st, 2011, 03:48 PM   #7456
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i think its already the worlds second tallest building and 3rd tallest structure after tokyo sky tree are there gonna 4 clocks on the tower or just 3?
You're right about the first one, but this tower still has to surpass the Canton Tower in order to become 3rd tallest structure.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 06:41 PM   #7457
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i think its already the worlds second tallest building and 3rd tallest structure after tokyo sky tree are there gonna 4 clocks on the tower or just 3?
4. The back clock will be built AFTER the spire is completed, due to some crane issues. Apparantly one of the spire cranes goes right through the middles of the place where the back clock is supposed to be built.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 06:52 PM   #7458
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The first picture looks like a beautiful painting.
Wait.. Did they actually renovate the little old ugly building? (in the second picture)

BTW it'd look great if it was true
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 03:53 AM   #7459
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 04:02 AM   #7460
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Thanks ibib!
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