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Old September 28th, 2007, 08:55 PM   #821
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Old September 28th, 2007, 09:44 PM   #822
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Barbarians! The castle was much more important than one hundred of such high-rises. That was the History. Have not they any free places???
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Old September 28th, 2007, 10:44 PM   #823
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Barbarians! The castle was much more important than one hundred of such high-rises. That was the History. Have not they any free places???
The history is what is being built... and it's worth alot more than a mud castle!
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Old September 28th, 2007, 11:22 PM   #824
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"mud castle"....that is good
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Old September 29th, 2007, 12:35 AM   #825
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Big Ben...

...Parliament...


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Old September 29th, 2007, 01:09 AM   #826
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These towers look terrible, because they have no personality.
Those look only enormous, with something large.

.....and really sad about the beautiful historical fortress.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 04:14 AM   #827
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sorry for off topic

Projects map (Marked 8 of 18)
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for more pictures and infos visit Saudi forum
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Jabal Al Kabba
capacity 22977



Jabal Omar (phase 1)
capacity 35145



Al Shamyah
capacity 151164



Ajyad Hospital
capacity 4495



Jabal Khindmah
capacity 22560



Drb Al Khalel
capacity 7956



West Gate
capacity 533306



Al Haram North yard Expansion
capacity 100,000 prayer

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Old September 29th, 2007, 04:40 AM   #828
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its errr .....definately a landmark! I was wondering do the arabs have a problem with time or something?
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Old September 29th, 2007, 06:07 AM   #829
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the total among of investment in central area more than 24 billion$
This is one disturbing picture...
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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:11 AM   #830
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I can't possibly imagine how this building complex looks like when it's built. First of all, the hight is insane and when it's combined to the massiveness of this project... wow. That's so big that no matter where u are, u'll always see this. Not sure if it's too dominating, but it's really something.
Its similar in a way to ESB, except the size is like how many time bigger?
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Old September 29th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #831
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thx saudi guy for posting the project list...mecca is really booming
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Old September 29th, 2007, 01:42 PM   #832
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The history is what is being built... and it's worth alot more than a mud castle!
Yeah. So is the memorial at Ground Zero : two stupid holes. Such a waste of space.

(Eh, there is full of space around. Destroying the castle was no use.)
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Old September 29th, 2007, 01:58 PM   #833
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castle was not real history. If you wanna talk about the real history then talk about the old houses around the kaaba which have been destroyed to increase number of pilgrimes since this place is for worship not tourism.

If these houses which are over than 1400 years old had been destroyed for new expansions of the holy mosque, so what about such useless castle?

Logically it should be demolished too.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #834
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These guys destroy their forefathers heritage and do not understand the tragedy of this. They are half-witted
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Old September 30th, 2007, 12:21 AM   #835
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it was not our heritage...
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Old September 30th, 2007, 12:40 AM   #836
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it was not our heritage...
It was absolutely your heritage, as it was heritage of the region and the Kaaba itself (the castle was created to protect the Kaaba). It is also not the only example. Have a read of post 670 for many more examples.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=670
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Old September 30th, 2007, 12:51 AM   #837
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this castle was created to protect the Turkish solders if something went wrong...
so it's not belong there...and the Turks are not there any more...so,what do they want this castle for??!!!
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Old September 30th, 2007, 12:53 AM   #838
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Update, pic from September 26th:

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Old September 30th, 2007, 01:25 AM   #839
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ok its an interesting design but...OMG ITS TOO MASSIVE!!!
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Old September 30th, 2007, 03:06 AM   #840
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What do i see here in the title??? The Abraj Al-Bait changed height again???

Damn man first it was 477 or something meters like that and now into 595!!!???

Damn that is a hellish height increase!!

Good to see the updates. Keep them up i shall say!!!

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