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Old October 4th, 2007, 11:40 AM   #981
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OK, I don't really mind this type of discussion but when it degrades into namecalling it's time to stop. It seems a lot of you people can't handle someone else's opposing viewpoint without insulting them.
Because of that this discussion won't be allowed in this thread anymore.
I've created a new thread especially for that topic here where you can discuss this. It's more of a general issue in the city anyway as opposed to just this one project. All new posts about this that pop up here will be moved to the new thread
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Old October 4th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #982
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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
sure, i know a huge amount of people reaches mecca every year, and especially in a few months, but what about the national heritage?maybe around there are some, and shouldn' they deserve to be preserved through the years?about the fact that the town needs to expand itself, well, the Arabic peninsula doesn't seem so crowded, isn't it?
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Old October 4th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #983
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sorry for bad Quality.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #984
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is that the main tower in the 4th pic?
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Old October 4th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #985
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sorry ZZ-II i didn't take photos for royal tower i was tired but i tried to go behind abraj al bait to take great phtos for hajer,zamzam and royal tower but believe me these area in behind was the worst place i ever seen in my whole live i don't know how people live there,most of them was Pakistanis and they was looking at me!!!anyway maybe i go there soon after 4 days.

Al Safa & Hajer towers (two left)


Sarah tower(left wing)


the mall


Marowah,zamzam and Maqam towers (Right towers & wing)
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Old October 4th, 2007, 11:52 PM   #986
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Thanks for the update Saudi guy. The building is styled very nicely.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 12:26 AM   #987
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my first thought was OMFG it looks taller than the surrounding mountains

Second was: how the hell are you going to be able to read the time with a clock tower 500m in the sky?
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Old October 5th, 2007, 12:32 AM   #988
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^ yeah i know it must be hard
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Old October 5th, 2007, 01:02 AM   #989
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sorry ZZ-II i didn't take photos for royal tower i was tired
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Old October 5th, 2007, 01:20 AM   #990
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How come i can tell the time from the render which appears to be quite far LOL..
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Old October 5th, 2007, 06:42 AM   #991
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actually, I really like this building, it is really magnificent and imposing. Abraj Al-Bait might dwarf its nearby buildings and being criticized for being too dominant, but once it is finished, I think it will be a classic for ages to come
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Old October 5th, 2007, 07:14 AM   #992
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This is actually a good update picture. It's recent (last week) and you can clearly see Makkah Royal rising in the middle...
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Old October 5th, 2007, 01:34 PM   #993
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So is the new height confirm?
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Old October 5th, 2007, 01:58 PM   #994
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595m has been confirmed as far as i know
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Old October 5th, 2007, 02:08 PM   #995
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beautiful, I love the design and the whole beautiful environment, with the Ka'aba etc..

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Old October 5th, 2007, 02:38 PM   #996
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Second was: how the hell are you going to be able to read the time with a clock tower 500m in the sky?
Dont be silly, of course you could read the time, the clock face is huge.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 04:20 PM   #997
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595m has been confirmed as far as i know
New height as in the rumored one which was suppose to hit more than 600m
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Old October 5th, 2007, 06:18 PM   #998
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it must be the highest non full glass facade tower?!
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Old October 5th, 2007, 08:20 PM   #999
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yes, i don't know any taller project with a non full glass facade
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Old October 6th, 2007, 10:11 AM   #1000
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wow, very nice building,
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