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Old November 3rd, 2011, 08:33 AM   #10121
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The last picture kind of annoys me because of the fact that it's not clear.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 09:00 AM   #10122
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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
habibi I dont mean to insult saudi, I just think Mecca deserves a better design and clock towers can still have different designs ?





and that tower in Sheikh Zayed road I know it I always see it lol
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 10:17 AM   #10123
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Truly impressive shot and majestic, dense, almost hallucinant architecture. It looks a bit like Cordoba on steroids which should be understood as compliment and not a complaint.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 02:54 PM   #10124
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Finaly new pics!
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 03:16 PM   #10125
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Such an impressive and over-sized supertall... I try to look at it from an openminded approach, but I just don't like it. I hope better projects will grow up in Mecca in the future.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 06:19 PM   #10126
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Old November 4th, 2011, 03:16 AM   #10127
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At first glance, I thought this was a picture of a giant Garbage Landfill. This place looks like a wreck from this height. Not a big fan of the Tower itself but at least it serves a purpose from what i've read. Talk about something out of place.....
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Old November 4th, 2011, 05:52 AM   #10128
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Old November 4th, 2011, 08:27 AM   #10129
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I think people are forgetting that this is a hotel and not a office building.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 08:29 AM   #10130
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That picture that CompayEE is referring to is one heck of a shot
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Old November 4th, 2011, 05:00 PM   #10131
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The biggest golden crescent seen gazing in the premises
of the holy mosque and raising its hands to sky (SPA) 8/12/1432H








أكبر هلال مُذهب في العالم يسمو شاخصا في فضاء المسجد الحرام رافعا ذراعيه للسماء (واس ) 8-12-1432هـ

وتتضمن قاعدة الهلال أقوى نظام صوتي وضوئي من نوعه على الإطلاق لتعزيز الرؤية في جميع أنحاء منطقة مكة المكرمة.
وتتم إضاءة أكثر من أربعة وعشرين قصبة متحركة ، وأكثر من ثمان مئة قصبة متحركة ، فيما يبلغ ارتفاع برج الساعة قرابة 250 مترا.
على صعيد ذي صله فإن مشروع وقف الملك عبدالعزيز يشمخ أمام باب الملك عبدالعزيز لتمثّل صرحاً معمارياً رائداً ، ومعلماً من أبرز المعالم المعمارية في المنطقة المحيطة بالمسجد الحرام.
وتتجاوز أهمية أبراج البيت الطابع الإنشائي للمشروع، لتمثّل إنجازاً رائداً يجمع بين تميّز الموقع، ومرونة التصميم. وتكامل الخدمات، وجمالية البناء.
وقد صمم المشروع برؤية شاملة مبدعة ومنهجية علمية متكاملة بين وظيفة الأداء وجمالية البناء، ليصبح صرحاً معمارياً مميزاً يتيح للمستثمرين فرصاً واعدة، ويلبي احتياجات زوار بيت الله الحرام من الحجاج والمعتمرين، من خلال توفير خدمات إسكانية وتجارية وفندقية مميزة ، وتسهيل الوصول إليه والخروج منه، يربطه بشبكة أنفاق كدي والبركة والطريق الدائري الأول.
وكان خادم الحرمين الشريفين الملك عبدالله بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود - حفظه الله - قد رعى انطلاقة مشاريع التطوير والتأهيل في مكة المكرمة ومن ضمنها مشروع وقف الملك عبدالعزيز للحرمين الشريفين ، وبهذا المشروع العملاق أذن - أيده الله - بإطلاق أكبر مشروع وقفي ، مجسدا تاريخ الأمة العريق بطابع مختلف ورونق خاص والمدينة الاستثنائية التي تحظى برعاية كريمة سخية من باني النهضة وقائد المسيرة.

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Old November 5th, 2011, 07:11 AM   #10132
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High, wide and handsome

World’s largest crescent stands aloft on top of a huge clock



MAKKAH: The largest golden crescent in the world stands aloft in the sky over the Grand Mosque on the top of a huge clock.

Its height is more than half a kilometer above the ground, raising its arms into space to embrace the sky. The crescent sits on the second tallest tower in the world, weighing about 35 tons, and its construction took three months.

The crescent is 22 meters long and 24 meters wide, and has a diameter of 23 meters.

The tower supporting the crescent is divided into 10 parts and contains the highest residence quarters in the world in its middle. It is the main component of the complex that includes seven towers and is being developed as part of the King Abdul Aziz endowment project for the Two Holy Mosques.

The crescent is so huge that it includes room for housing, employment, service and maintenance, as well as six lifts to transport visitors to the surrounding balcony below the four clocks.

The crescent emanates rays of white light up into the sky from 21,000 light bulbs that can be seen from a distance of up to 30 km.

The base of the crescent is decorated with the word “Allah-hu Akbar” (God is the greatest) that can be seen from a great distance.

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Old November 6th, 2011, 03:30 AM   #10133
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Nice..

Happy Eid Mubarak..
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Old November 6th, 2011, 04:10 AM   #10134
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Old November 6th, 2011, 04:53 AM   #10135
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Old November 6th, 2011, 05:59 AM   #10136
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WOW!!! thats pretty crazy looking. Hate to see the parking lot when everybody decides to go home.

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Old November 6th, 2011, 06:25 AM   #10137
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@ the people praising this...thing:
Are you out of your minds?! D:

This thing takes tackyness and kitsch to a whole new level. It's a disgrace to Mecca!
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Old November 6th, 2011, 06:49 AM   #10138
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After looking at more photos of the tower, i relize there is a message behind it........Mecca is giving the rest of the world the middle finger
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Old November 6th, 2011, 08:36 AM   #10139
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Wow, simply amazing!
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Old November 7th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #10140
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Dialogue in the sky between the Makkah Clock and the Moon (SPA) 11.12.1432 H



حوار في كبد السماء بين ساعة مكة المكرمة والقمر (واس) 11-12-1432هـ


حوار في كبد السماء بين ساعة مكة المكرمة والقمر (واس) 11-12-1432هـ
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