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Old July 13th, 2011, 03:30 AM   #8661
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^ 100% true, it looks so much different and better in person








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Old July 13th, 2011, 03:35 AM   #8662
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I think it's stretching a point to call those small hills "mountains".
Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 04:36 AM   #8663
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many of the "hills" inside Makkah are more than 300 meters taller than the surrounding plain, some as high as 600 meters. the defining height between a mountain and a hill is subject to dispute, but 300 meters is widely believed to be the height.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 04:47 AM   #8664
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+ makkah is located in a valley.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 05:55 AM   #8665
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Old July 13th, 2011, 05:59 AM   #8666
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Old July 13th, 2011, 06:00 AM   #8667
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Old July 13th, 2011, 06:50 AM   #8668
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I'm afraid it's not my cuppa, gents. But I'll leave it at that.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 06:52 AM   #8669
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no green is better, i mean it looks AMAZING HERE

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Old July 13th, 2011, 10:40 AM   #8670
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Old July 13th, 2011, 10:43 AM   #8671
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Who are 'we'?

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Anyway, as someone who's been there I just wanted to say that the tower(s) give a completely different feeling when it's street view. They're not even half as imposing.
And as you get to see the detailing more closely, you have the chance to appreciate how impressive and (surprisingly) fitting-to-the-area the complex is.
I though 'we' were on the same page
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Old July 13th, 2011, 10:45 AM   #8672
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I think it's stretching a point to call those small hills "mountains".
Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.
those ARE mountains.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 01:09 PM   #8673
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this was posted on April 10th, 2006, 11:09 PM

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Why do people have so much against this project, it is probably the ONLY supertall uc in the world right now that is NEEDED. Burj Dubai and SWFC may be more attractive, but in terms of pure practicallity, this is IT. Mecca gets the most ridiculous ammount of pilgrims each year, and it is not a massive area. To house these people that come from all over the world, hotels are needed, and they need to be BIG.

And its not unattractive or totally random, it fits in very well with the architecture in the area, and will be a stunning landmark when complete.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 01:16 PM   #8674
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In a couple of decades, they will compete this with the Chinese wall in the SSC-one on ones
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Old July 13th, 2011, 01:19 PM   #8675
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In a couple of decades, they will compete this with the Chinese wall in the SSC-one on ones
Let me correct you, in a couple of milleniums, not decades. This is not "ancient architectur", this is "ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE".
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Old July 13th, 2011, 01:30 PM   #8676
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It looks like a church, designed by a brit no?
In 25 years all Oil Rich Arabia will sink in the sands because they waste their money for such bullocks instead of investing it in reasonable projects/educaation.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 01:51 PM   #8677
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It looks like a church, designed by a brit no?
In 25 years all Oil Rich Arabia will sink in the sands because they waste their money for such bullocks instead of investing it in reasonable projects/educaation.
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King Abdullah University was a TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY
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Old July 13th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #8678
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mark1100

mark doesn't know that saudi had just opened the largest women only university in the world, so huge it has its own system of trains.... +40 other universities under construction, in saudi gov universities and schools are free, they even give you a salary of you study in a gov university. + over 100,000 students are studying abroad on scholarships the gov pays everything + they give them huge salaries (i'm one of them)

and no it was designed by a number of ppl, all muslims, the company which made the clock is a german man who became muslim years ago and dedicated his company to build the moving domes and the electric umbrellas at the prophet's mosque

didn't i just post this comment above you:

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Why do people have so much against this project, it is probably the ONLY supertall uc in the world right now that is NEEDED. Burj Dubai and SWFC may be more attractive, but in terms of pure practicallity, this is IT. Mecca gets the most ridiculous ammount of pilgrims each year, and it is not a massive area. To house these people that come from all over the world, hotels are needed, and they need to be BIG.

And its not unattractive or totally random, it fits in very well with the architecture in the area, and will be a stunning landmark when complete.
saudi is not america, we have lots of money to waste, we are not bankrupt. infact i think that saudi is not wasting enough money. i forgot to mention that saudi donates more money than any other country in the world (wiki)

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Old July 13th, 2011, 02:45 PM   #8679
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It looks like a church, designed by a brit no?
In 25 years all Oil Rich Arabia will sink in the sands because they waste their money for such bullocks instead of investing it in reasonable projects/educaation.
you need an education
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Old July 13th, 2011, 03:15 PM   #8680
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If it was just about housing people then a big glass or concrete box would have been just perfect, even the construction time would have been much shorter. Its not about functionality. Its a statement, a vanity project and incredibly ugly one. If you want to know what a beautiful building looks like then look no further than Shanghai Tower or London Bridge Tower.

And Mark does have a point, the big showcase cities in the Middle East are being built with little or no thought, they are just big vanity projects (ie this building) and if it carries on like this those cities are bound to sink into the sands. Perhaps you should learn from the Chinese how to build a sustainable and good looking environment?
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