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Old September 16th, 2007, 10:38 PM   #741
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Old September 17th, 2007, 02:26 AM   #742
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Old September 17th, 2007, 02:29 AM   #743
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WOW!!!!! ...and I thought the building in 2003 looked big by itself.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 02:31 AM   #744
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Old September 17th, 2007, 03:13 AM   #745
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you can now imagine how billions they payed to build such project for help pilgrims & maintenance al haram by what they gain be hind it!

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Old September 17th, 2007, 03:38 AM   #746
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you can now imagine how billions they payed to build such project for help pilgrims & maintenance al haram by what they gain be hind it!
Actually, the way the prices have been set, only the pilgrims with billions will be able to afford staying in the monstrosity! In addition, most of the spaces have been purchased by business types, and are being sub-let for even higher profits!
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Old September 17th, 2007, 03:43 AM   #747
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i know the price is known loool but see the different 2001 and 2007 big change!
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Old September 17th, 2007, 03:58 AM   #748
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I hear ya', but it looks like this is now a lost cause.
I agree. Imagine Rome if they did this:



Oh, well, it is done, I guess. tallest hotel in the world by far.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 02:46 PM   #749
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Actually, the way the prices have been set, only the pilgrims with billions will be able to afford staying in the monstrosity! In addition, most of the spaces have been purchased by business types, and are being sub-let for even higher profits!
Even if the prices are very high there still the income goes for the maintenance of the holy mosques.

I do not find any problem if prices are very high there since 1 square meter of land costs you 350,000$ so how can you build an endowment for poor people and get low income on such expensive land? this is impossible specially if the income will be used for maintenance of the two holy mosques which costs almost 700,000$ daily.

If the gov. is not waiting for high income then it would be possible but the income is highly needed for the maintenance of the holy mosques cause the oil is not an infinite source as we all know.

The gov. has to find some alternatives from now.

It is the time to be REAL and LOGIC please.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 03:06 PM   #750
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I agree. Imagine Rome if they did this:



Oh, well, it is done, I guess. tallest hotel in the world by far.


Please NO!!!

Rome cannot have skyscrapers in the city center (and Makkah probably shouldn't have too).

I would have been better to built such a big building far from the mosque and connect it with subways.

But as was said before the land in front of the kabaa is very expensive but also very profitable....
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Old September 17th, 2007, 03:31 PM   #751
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we can not compare rome with makkah at all.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 04:09 PM   #752
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I agree. Imagine Rome if they did this:



Oh, well, it is done, I guess. tallest hotel in the world by far.
Ahahah, that's a cool comparaison.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 04:11 PM   #753
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we can not compare rome with makkah at all.
Why not? They are both old sacred cities (talking more of the Vatican than of Rome) even if Rome is far older than Mecca.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #754
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No comparison dear
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Old September 17th, 2007, 04:21 PM   #755
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Krom no he mean makkah surrounded by mountain it's not flat as rome plus it's very high price! how can you people solve it?
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Old September 17th, 2007, 04:25 PM   #756
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I don't really get it either, building these huge hotels next to the sacred Masjid al-Haram. Ofcourse they say it's for pilgrims, but basically it's (western style) commercialism hitting hard on (the muslim) religion.

I am not religious at all, but I do feel it's a shame. It's like Mecca meets Vegas, also because the style of architecture is pretty tacky...
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Old September 17th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #757
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But take a look at the architecture and design of the building itself. It clearly is a building that signifies and coincide to the city itself. Thats is not like the city of Rome with those Vegas Casino Towers (good thing you did not put the MGM Grand Casino or its going to get worse). IMO, the tower is truly a revolution of Islamic Architecture and it fit well to the city and its architectures. The only insignificant factor is the tremendous height but everyone knows that we have to cope with it in the future so why not now?
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Old September 17th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #758
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No comparison because Makkah is all about the Mosque while the vatican is just one of the many monuments of Rome
But building a 600meters skyscraper so close to the kabaa it's not the only solution to the problems of the pilgrims (especially because only Millionaires pilgrims could go there), but it's just a very good investment
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I don't really get it either, building these huge hotels next to the sacred Masjid al-Haram. Ofcourse they say it's for pilgrims, but basically it's (western style) commercialism hitting hard on (the muslim) religion.

I am not religious at all, but I do feel it's a shame. It's like Mecca meets Vegas, also because the style of architecture is pretty tacky...
Totally agree
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Old September 17th, 2007, 05:08 PM   #759
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no y r wrong i asked them about zamzam's apartment price it's very cheap only 5333$ one week for 23year (of course out of sessions).
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Old September 17th, 2007, 07:47 PM   #760
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Did you mean one week every 23 years?
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