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Old July 9th, 2011, 09:34 PM   #8581
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Check out my additions to the article (crescent and Article pic) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraj_Al_Bait_Towers
I also added the Clock section, the fire section and the gallery a long time ago.
But for all the records of the "Biggest's and Firsts and Tallest's" The Wikipedia article still doesn't mention that it will have the highest public observation platform (just under the crescent) at 570m.

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Old July 9th, 2011, 09:42 PM   #8582
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But for all the records of the "Biggest's and Firsts and Tallest's" The Wikipedia article still doesn't mention that it will have the highest public observation platform (just under the crescent) at 570m.

You need references for this kind of info, I don't have any. References like newspaper articles
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Old July 9th, 2011, 10:03 PM   #8583
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when is the rest of the cladding supposed to finish and when will the biggest complex on earth open?
I've asked the same question a long time ago ,but nobody found the answer .. So, it maybe a secret
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Old July 10th, 2011, 12:49 AM   #8584
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USA might be the birth place of modern skyscrapers, but, according to wikipedia, at the moment USA gets only one place in the top ten tallest buildings in the world, that too barely. all nine others goes to Asia

even in the top 20, USA gets only 3 places, all other places goes, once again, to Asia.
while China (along with Hong Kong) gets the most of it (9 out of top 20) Middle East also has a fair share

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Old July 10th, 2011, 02:36 AM   #8585
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Who cares which country have the most, in my opinion Asia and especially the Middle East got the ugliest skyscrapers.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 03:32 AM   #8586
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I wouldn't disagree with that, but Asia, especially China also has some of the most beautiful.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 03:35 AM   #8587
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I agree there are some really beautiful buildings there ( BoC is one of my favourite buildings ) but a lot of ugly ones.

BTT : Does nobody know when the complex'll be open?
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Old July 10th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #8588
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when is the rest of the cladding supposed to finish and when will the biggest complex on earth open?
According to egypt69:

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Had lunch with and befriended the project manager of this project the other day, told me all the exterior works will be completed by November
So I guess the inauguration would be somewhere in the new year.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 03:51 PM   #8589
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Youssef Ahmed made some change in the video
Makkah Crescent Timelapse

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Old July 10th, 2011, 07:50 PM   #8590
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In the Crescent at Night!

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Thanks Nice pics Lutfi!

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Old July 10th, 2011, 10:01 PM   #8591
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Makkah Clock Tower
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Old July 10th, 2011, 10:44 PM   #8592
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Crescent Mosque - Masjid Al Haram



At the Time of the Installation of a Crescent of the Mosque
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Old July 11th, 2011, 06:43 PM   #8593
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will mecca clock tower has a observation deck?
can tourists reach the crescent to watch the whole city?
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Old July 11th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #8594
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will mecca clock tower has a observation deck?
can tourists reach the crescent to watch the whole city?
-Observation Deck? Two of them, one under clock, one under crescent.
-Under the crescent? , IN the crescent?
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Old July 11th, 2011, 09:38 PM   #8595
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Two quick questions about the project. How come the thread still refers this to U/C and not T/O? Also, will the two ends of the crescent be hollow, or are they going to cover it up somehow? THANKS!!!
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Old July 11th, 2011, 10:10 PM   #8596
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Two quick questions about the project. How come the thread still refers this to U/C and not T/O? Also, will the two ends of the crescent be hollow, or are they going to cover it up somehow? THANKS!!!
the moderators of this thread think that the two ends will be covered and hence the height will increase, thats why its still U/C on this threar and T/O on skyscraperpage and wikipedia

of course you can't leave the ends open in case of a rain, that'll be one WET skyscraper
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Old July 11th, 2011, 10:30 PM   #8597
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i guess they will need to put a lightning conductor?
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Old July 11th, 2011, 10:33 PM   #8598
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The most I like the clock on this tower
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Old July 11th, 2011, 10:59 PM   #8599
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i guess they will need to put a lightning conductor?
isn't the whole spire a lighting conductor?
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Old July 11th, 2011, 11:26 PM   #8600
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Not really. Lightning conductor is made different.
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