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Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:33 PM   #961
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That building looks enormous on the render!
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:33 PM   #962
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LOL, I thought it would be acidic? how'd u manage to taste it ? or did u Wiki?
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:46 PM   #963
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LOL, I thought it would be acidic? how'd u manage to taste it ? or did u Wiki?
Ok, true story, when I was like 3 or 4 years old I was curious and got a nasty taste of it while taking a bath once. For some reason I thought it would taste like apple juice. .....
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:55 PM   #964
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:57 PM   #965
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Actually that would be kinda salty.



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It looks like they already have a clock on another building near the kabaa. Does anyone have an idea when that "highrise" was built?

[IMG]http://i20.************/r73pes.jpg[/IMG]

I wonder if alot of people were against building that as well. Photo courtesy of chinx786 from flickr on August 2, 2007.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 11:02 PM   #966
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This is what i got from wikepedia:
"The bin Laden family (Arabic: بن لادن), also spelled bin Ladin, is a rather wealthy family intimately connected with the innermost circles of the Saudi royal familys'
I hate to get back to politics but what are you implying with this?
Do you know that there hundreds of families that are connected with the royal family? If you are backing up the idiot, do you know what "de facto" means?
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 11:07 PM   #967
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i am not backing him up but bin laden are connected to the royals. The royal family have given the bin laden exclusive rights to build what ever they want for it's profits in Makkah.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 11:11 PM   #968
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Is there really no "comitee" or department, government office where you need to get a permission for projects etc?
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 11:14 PM   #969
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I dont think so^ there is no people concensus. only the bin ladens decide what to do.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 11:27 PM   #970
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I dont think so^ there is no people concensus. only the bin ladens decide what to do.
That's not true..

There's Mecca Development Commission,
http://www.mpd.gov.sa/

And Makkah Municipality,
http://www.holymakkah.gov.sa/

And the Emarah of Mecca,
http://www.makkah.gov.sa/
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 11:34 PM   #971
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I hate when some people talk without any background. Do you know how many families are connected to the royal family?

Let's count, Al Olayyan Group, Al Rajhi Group, Zamil Group... etc

About permissions, Yes you can not build any building in saudi without permission and as far I know, Abraj Al-bait got approval for this height.

Binladen group wanted to increase the height of the wings of abraj al-bait project but government refused but they approved the increasing of height of the hotel which is the main tower.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 12:10 AM   #972
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Edit:

It looks like they already have a clock on another building near the kabaa. Does anyone have an idea when that "highrise" was built?

[IMG]http://i20.************/r73pes.jpg[/IMG]

I wonder if alot of people were against building that as well. Photo courtesy of chinx786 from flickr on August 2, 2007.
That is the Hilton hotel, built nearly 10-15 years ago

Was the first "important" building in Makkah
Anyone has links, pics or more info about it?
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Old October 4th, 2007, 12:13 AM   #973
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Newsflash: Rich people are always connected to people in power. It helps you get rich, and it helps you stay rich.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 12:23 AM   #974
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That is the Hilton hotel, built nearly 10-15 years ago

Was the first "important" building in Makkah
Anyone has links, pics or more info about it?
Here's the website: http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hote...owers/index.do

Very interesting. I wonder if we'll ever see Paris Hilton there.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 12:42 AM   #975
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I dont think so^ there is no people concensus. only the bin ladens decide what to do.
wooooooow
dubai3000 tell us more and more things that you know about our country
you know things that even us (the Saudis) don't know about
but it is not acceptable from a great, smart and wise person like you to trust a "weaki" resources
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Old October 4th, 2007, 12:52 AM   #976
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Actually, My Uncle is responsible for all the Math departments in Jeddah and he himself claims of corruption and lack of transparency in public admin. Apparently the royal family provides a lot of resources to help construct schools and what not but they end up being pocketed by the people that are responsible for its construction.

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Old October 4th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #977
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Soon this holy place would look like a small boy surrounded by the big thugs... what a bad thing, i'm just trying to figure how it'd fit the St. Peter's Basilica with 500mts skyscrapers around and...Oh God!!!PS sure that the Mecca development commission members are Bin Ladens too?? have to say that, seen from the great mosque, this building doesn't seem as bad as before, simply it's out of place!
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dude ^ its because space that is needed. Makkah gets more pilgrims then any city in the world. So this is a much needed thing.

That said again i only think this project would benifit the rich, most people wouldn't get benifet, that the only thing i dont like about the project.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 01:19 AM   #979
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wooooooow
dubai3000 tell us more and more things that you know about our country
you know things that even us (the Saudis) don't know about
but it is not acceptable from a great, smart and wise person like you to trust a "weaki" resources
bro what i am saying is does the government really ask the people of Makkah what they want? i dont think so. These decisions are only made by the people in government and the construction is done by bin laden group. I think true democracy is needed in especially in deciding whats going to happen in Makkah and Medina.
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Soon this holy place would look like a small boy surrounded by the big thugs... what a bad thing, i'm just trying to figure how it'd fit the St. Peter's Basilica with 500mts skyscrapers around and...Oh God!!!PS sure that the Mecca development commission members are Bin Ladens too?? have to say that, seen from the great mosque, this building doesn't seem as bad as before, simply it's out of place!
Look, Makkah has always been a religious sanctuary ALONG with being a CITY. The present day situation of the cities infrastructure is horrible. And although i agree that all this could have been built further away, I don't mind all this construction to replace whatever surrounds the mosque today. I dont know people realize this but a building collapsed last year? right adjacent to the holy mosque.


Now Im sure there are many ways to expand the Holy mosque so that it doesn't need to engulf the area around it for instance building floors maybe 7 of them? around the open marbled area and on the site of new expansion.


Eventually if the grand mosque needs to be expanded these buildings will be bulldozed and it wont be a bad thing because the profits that are earned from the construction of them are to go to the maintenace of the holy mosque anyways
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