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Old November 1st, 2011, 04:45 AM   #10101
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To help you....You don't remember this pic? : )

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Now you see it? : )

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Old November 1st, 2011, 08:25 AM   #10102
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I absolutely hate the fact that it was built so closely to Kaaba.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 08:34 AM   #10103
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Yeah.. it feels like it's blocking it out to the world
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Old November 1st, 2011, 08:42 AM   #10104
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@abumuhannadh: maybe, its been a long time since I went to Jabal noor.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 09:22 AM   #10105
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I just realized that the main purpose of this construction project is to provide a place to stay for those taking part in the Hajj (annual Muslim/Islam religion practice/ritual)?

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Will foreigners or non-muslim/non-islamic people allowed to stay in this hotel? (i.e. I ask cause I heard that some areas in Saudi Arabia are only accessible to Muslim/Islam people)

Just asking
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Old November 1st, 2011, 09:59 AM   #10106
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^I'm pretty sure they aren't
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Old November 1st, 2011, 06:05 PM   #10107
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I just realized that the main purpose of this construction project is to provide a place to stay for those taking part in the Hajj (annual Muslim/Islam religion practice/ritual)?

Btw:
Will foreigners or non-muslim/non-islamic people allowed to stay in this hotel? (i.e. I ask cause I heard that some areas in Saudi Arabia are only accessible to Muslim/Islam people)

Just asking
Only Muslims are allowed in Makkah, so, No. non-Muslims will not be allowed in this hotel.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 10:16 PM   #10108
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 12:35 AM   #10109
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This fellow has no idea what he's talking about.
LOL I actually do ..
Ive seen most photos posted here..
Its just a bigger BigBen with Islamic art on it !
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 03:57 AM   #10110
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yah it looks pretty much same, they both have clocks on them, and thats why they are also called clock towers.

and you look just like me bro

anyway, take a look at this:

[IMG]http://i56.************/dqnjgw.jpg[/IMG]

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=381101
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 03:44 PM   #10111
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San Francisco Chronicle is pouring scorn on AABT. (Please do not shoot the messenger, i.e. me, I do not agree or disagree with them, I simply let you know what the Americans think of it in an article published today)

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...Y8QP0UQVI9.DTL


The appalling Abraj Al Bait Towers loom 1,972 lugubrious feet over the sacred precinct of the Grand Mosque of Mecca. Some addled soul at Dar Al-Handasah architects cribbed the bellicose classicism of Stalin-era Socialist Realism, then crowned the 95- story central tower with a 140-foot-diameter clock face imitating London's Big Ben.

The hotel, shopping and meeting complex has been designed to harvest cash from pilgrims headed to Islam's most sacred shrine. I predict Saudis will come to their senses and implode this insult within a generation.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 04:11 PM   #10112
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Beautiful picture
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 05:18 PM   #10113
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Talking about Big Ben...

Bong! Big Ben becoming leaning tower of London,
say engineers


London's tower of Big Ben is leaning so much that its tilt can
now be seen with the naked eye, civil engineers have discovered.



Big Ben tower, which was finished in 1858, has been
affected by decades of underground workings.
9 Oct 2011

Surveyors have found that the clock tower at the Palace of Westminster has developed a tilt, which is getting worse every year.

The top of the tower is now almost one-and-a-half feet off the perpendicular – so far off that experts say the tilt is visible to the naked eye.

If the movement was to continue uncorrected, the tower would one day topple. However, MPs can breathe easy: at its current speed it would take some 4,000 years to reach the angle of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and even longer to hit tipping-point.

In the unlikely event that the tower falls, it will land on MPs' offices over the road in Portcullis House – which may at least offer some compensation to architectural purists unimpressed by the modern building.

Civil engineers believe that the tower - known colloquially as Big Ben after the main bell it houses - is gradually "sinking" or settling into the land on which it is built. But the pattern is uneven, with the sinking occurring more quickly on the north side than the south.

The engineers conclude that no single known factor can fully explain the "event". Since 2003, the monitoring instruments suggest the tilt has continued to increase by 0.04in (0.9mm) a year, compared to the long-term average rate of just 0.025in (0.65mm) a year.

The report states: "The overall trend of the data suggests an increased rate of movement which commenced around (August 2003)."

The tower is now leaning towards the north-west at an angle of 0.26 degrees, meaning the top of the tower is 1ft 5in (435mm) from vertical. The report says this is within safe limits. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, by contrast, leans by around four degrees.

full article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...engineers.html
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 10:43 PM   #10114
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Abraj Al Bait Towers von ahamed photography auf Flickr
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 11:21 PM   #10115
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 02:49 AM   #10116
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Last two pics were nice.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 06:35 AM   #10117
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جمال ساعة مكة يلفت انظار الحجاج (واس) 6-12-1432هـ
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:36 AM   #10118
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ممكن ليس جمالها و لكن حجمها

nice picture
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:36 AM   #10119
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ممكن ليس جمالها و لكن حجمها

nice picture
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:37 AM   #10120
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LOL, SPA.
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