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Old April 21st, 2006, 02:24 AM   #81
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Impresive, skyscrapers are so trendy these days can see Hotels, shopping malls, money makers everywhere. What a wonderfull global village :P Welcome to the club Mecca.

All proceeds of the Abraj Al Bait and Jabal Omar Towers project go into the maintenance and expansion of the Holy Mosque.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 02:27 AM   #82
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Who gives a shit? Religion is a ****ed up institution anyway.
I have to say I agree although I would not condemn anyone practicing it.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 02:39 AM   #83
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All proceeds of the Abraj Al Bait and Jabal Omar Towers project go into the maintenance and expansion of the Holy Mosque.

Mashalla, the project looks wonderful. I have personally been to the site during Hajj and it is HUGE. It easily dwarfs the Hilton tower and the Intercon. I dont know if anyone posted this info before: but Makkah law places a strict height limit to any height below the minaret of the Holy Mosque. But the tallest tower in Abraj Al Bait is intended to be the tallest minaret in the world at 485 m! Therefore, this project is indeed within the height limit.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 04:38 AM   #84
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Mashalla, the project looks wonderful. I have personally been to the site during Hajj and it is HUGE. It easily dwarfs the Hilton tower and the Intercon. I dont know if anyone posted this info before: but Makkah law places a strict height limit to any height below the minaret of the Holy Mosque. But the tallest tower in Abraj Al Bait is intended to be the tallest minaret in the world at 485 m! Therefore, this project is indeed within the height limit.
Mecca's Holy Mosque, and I am/we are gathering you mean this one, will not have the tallest minarets but a spire taking it to the full height of its 485m/1,591 ft. An Islamic crest tops the spire, taking it to the full 485m/1,591 ft.

BTW, This is a similar Islamic crest which will go atop:

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Old April 21st, 2006, 09:08 AM   #85
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how many times does this thread need to be changed into another subject?
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Old April 21st, 2006, 09:15 AM   #86
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how many times does this thread need to be changed into another subject?

....about 53 times.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 01:28 PM   #87
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Old April 24th, 2006, 05:10 PM   #88
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Old April 24th, 2006, 05:13 PM   #89
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yeah they are crazy.
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Old April 24th, 2006, 05:21 PM   #90
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WTF ???

Is this the new design or a bad joke??
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Old April 24th, 2006, 05:59 PM   #91
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No fukin way is that the new design. If that is I am starting and international campaign against this defacing of the holy land.
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Old April 24th, 2006, 07:48 PM   #92
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The old design was much better
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Old April 24th, 2006, 08:32 PM   #93
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wow they better not change the design, the one before was perfect...
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Old April 24th, 2006, 08:58 PM   #94
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Hell no!!!
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Old April 24th, 2006, 11:48 PM   #95
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ARGHH...these arab dudes have lost the plot
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Old April 26th, 2006, 12:30 AM   #96
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Old April 26th, 2006, 12:46 AM   #97
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What is already built looks almost nothing like this drawing above, but everything like the original high quality renders.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 12:57 AM   #98
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Mecca's Holy Mosque, and I am/we are gathering you mean this one, will not have the tallest minarets but a spire taking it to the full height of its 485m/1,591 ft. An Islamic crest tops the spire, taking it to the full 485m/1,591 ft.

BTW, This is a similar Islamic crest which will go atop:

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where do you get that crescent is an Islamic sign?

btw this whas mecca 120 years ago, this picture whas taken by the order of II Abdülhamid Han the Ottoman emperor:

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Old April 26th, 2006, 04:10 AM   #99
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where do you get that crescent is an Islamic sign?

btw this whas mecca 120 years ago, this picture whas taken by the order of II Abdülhamid Han the Ottoman emperor:

the crecent as far as i know was a byzantium symbol that was later adopted by Islam as its symbol when byzantium was conquered since it worked well as a symbol as many of the events in Islam are based on the position of the moon.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 04:18 AM   #100
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the crecent isnt holy in Islam, just another symbol
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