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Old May 9th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #7941
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i can see it before me, this month last clock, next months spire :P July topping out
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Old May 9th, 2011, 05:40 PM   #7942
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That means only muslims can get inside?
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Old May 9th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #7943
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i can see it before me, this month last clock, next months spire :P July topping out
How many times do I have to tell you, it's ALREADY topped out, only hilal remains
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Old May 9th, 2011, 07:28 PM   #7944
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Old May 9th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #7945
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How many times do I have to tell you, it's ALREADY topped out, only hilal remains
I guess you just don't know what "topped out" means.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 10:03 PM   #7946
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cough cough obsessive zealots cough cough
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Old May 9th, 2011, 10:35 PM   #7947
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I guess you just don't know what "topped out" means.
I think of the hilal as a decoration, thats why I think Clock tower is T/O
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Old May 9th, 2011, 11:39 PM   #7948
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as a caucasian atheist male, what will happen to me if i manage to enter mecca without anyone noticing but then get caught?
I'm also a caucasian atheist male. I don't want to drift off topic but I can understand why I wouldn't be welcome at the holy site nearby but this building isn't really a religious place, it just happens to be next to one. So are westerners not even allowed to be in this area at all? I think it would be an interesting thing to see in person so I'm just curious. Thanks.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 11:45 PM   #7949
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Nice update. This building has the dimension of a spaceship.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:01 AM   #7950
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I'm also a caucasian atheist male. I don't want to drift off topic but I can understand why I wouldn't be welcome at the holy site nearby but this building isn't really a religious place, it just happens to be next to one. So are westerners not even allowed to be in this area at all? I think it would be an interesting thing to see in person so I'm just curious. Thanks.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:31 AM   #7951
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I can't say that I'm a fan of this tower but it certianly is intriguing. IMO, it belongs in the same category as Ryugyong, both are just unbelievably surreal.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:43 AM   #7952
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I think of the hilal as a decoration, thats why I think Clock tower is T/O
Really? So Burj Khalifa was, according to your definition, topped out over 200 metres before it actually was, as the spire is a decorative feature. No, topping out means reaching full architectural height, and AAB is not topped out yet. Close, but not yet.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:47 AM   #7953
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How many times do I have to tell you, it's ALREADY topped out, only hilal remains
topped out = when it has reached it's final height NOW !! (601m)
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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:50 AM   #7954
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The clock is a bit bigger than that of Big Ben's!
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Old May 10th, 2011, 02:34 AM   #7955
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I guess you just don't know what "topped out" means.
*sigh* this.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:40 AM   #7956
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Hi all.

A structure is topped out when it reaches what will be called its architectural top. For this project the crescent is not removable so it will be included in the height to architectural top measure and therefore will have to be erected before the project is officially topped out. That will be at 601 meters as per the plans but that could change when officially ratified by the CTBUH, as happens with many projects.

Also for this project the height to architectural top and the height to tip will be the same as there are no masts or flagpole or lightning rod on top of the crescent - is that correct ?


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Old May 10th, 2011, 06:02 AM   #7957
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So are westerners not even allowed to be in this area at all?
of course westerners are allowed
as long as he/she is a Muslim

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so they have started the back clock, that crane is still there, will they leave some plates and complete the rest, or will they remove the crane soon?
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Old May 10th, 2011, 09:48 AM   #7958
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The clock is a bit bigger than that of Big Ben's!
Big Ben a bell. And it's way bigger than the clocktower in London.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #7959
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The clock is a bit bigger than that of Big Ben's!
not a bit ,it's 5 times larger than the big ben !!
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Old May 10th, 2011, 09:37 PM   #7960
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not a bit ,it's 5 times larger than the big ben !!
I think the clock is bigger than the whole tower
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