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Old January 31st, 2012, 12:08 AM   #10621
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The interiors look really outdated.... Looks like a hotel room from the early 2000s, except for the bathroom.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 06:30 AM   #10622
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King Abdulaziz Public Library present

The Hajj

New website : kapl-hajj.org

Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has given directives to commence a major expansion of Al-Haram Mosque.

With this in mind, The King Abdulaziz Public Library, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has launched an initiative to inform and update the global community of this ground breaking expansion project. As part of this initiative The King Abdul Aziz Public Library has partnered with the British Museum, London UK, to launch the “Hajj Exhibition – Journey to the heart of Islam”

The new kapl-hajj.org website www.kapl-hajj.org is a wider part of this initiative to provide information, news and updates as well as feedback from the global community on their personal experiences.

This website endeavours to provide a rich resource of text and media not only of the current work taking place but also of both historic and future plans of the Hajj expansion program, to provide pilgrims with a peaceful and safe spiritual journey to the heart of their Islam, the Hajj.


Very interesting website with beautiful pictures!

The Makkah al-Mukarramah Clock Tower
















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Old January 31st, 2012, 09:50 AM   #10623
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Old January 31st, 2012, 09:58 AM   #10624
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Old January 31st, 2012, 11:28 AM   #10625
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Old January 31st, 2012, 03:46 PM   #10626
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Old January 31st, 2012, 06:14 PM   #10627
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WOW

Amazing Pics

I liked all the pictures and the last picture is very great

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Old January 31st, 2012, 06:36 PM   #10628
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Your welcome!

funny pic...

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Old January 31st, 2012, 07:07 PM   #10629
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Superb pics...
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Old January 31st, 2012, 11:05 PM   #10630
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Old February 1st, 2012, 04:06 AM   #10631
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Amazing Pics. Congrats!!!
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Old February 1st, 2012, 05:16 AM   #10632
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Miss just the plane crashing down the hole thing
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Old February 1st, 2012, 06:40 AM   #10633
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Composites-intensive clock tower inaugurated in Saudi Arabia


1/30/2012

Composites specialist Gurit (Isle of Wight, U.K.) reported on Jan. 23 that the recently inaugurated Makkah clock tower, the central tower of the Abraj-Al Arab development in Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, features composite materials and structural engineering from the company.

At 607m/1,991 ft tall, the building is the second tallest in the world. The top 200m/656 ft of the tower is clad with more than 40,000m²/430,556 ft2 of advanced composite panels, including the largest clocks in the world — 43m/141 ft in diameter, with 23m/75.5 ft long minute hands. The cladding of the tower top includes intricate calligraphy and ornamental patterning, finished in glass and ceramic tiles. Illumination of the clock hands, clock faces and media wall, called for over two million LEDs to be integrated into the cladding panels.

Gurit worked closely with the tower top designers, SL-Rasch (Stuttgart, Germany), to carry out the structural engineering of the composite tower top cladding, clock hands, and the 23m diameter crescent, a self-supportive composite structure located at the top of the building. Gurit supplied a range of advanced composite materials to Premier Composites Technologies (Dubai, UAE), the company that carried out fabrication and installation of the cladding, clock face, clock hands and crescent. This included a new fire-retardant, wet-laminating system from Gurit, Ampreg 21FR, which was developed for lamination of the façade. Lamination was carried out on direct CNC cut molds fabricated using Gurit’s T-Paste tooling paste on a polystyrene blank block. The easy-machining, low-cure shrinkage and high level of detail achievable with T-Paste reportedly enabled rapid production of accurate direct molds for the part production.

The clock hands presented a particular challenge due to their long slender geometry and the potential for high wind loading. The clock hands were manufactured using Gurit’s WE91-2 carbon fibre prepreg material and Corecell T foam structural core. Gurit originally developed WE91-2 and Corecell T foam for use in large wind turbine blades. The stiffness-to-weight ratio of the carbon WE91-2 prepreg combined with the mechanical properties, toughness and low resin uptake of Corecell structural core enabled the realization of a lightweight, stiff clock hand.

Mark Hobbs, senior engineer, Engineered Structures at Gurit, comments, "This has been a fascinating project to work on. It has presented numerous challenges, from the sheer scale and complexity of the project, to the integration of finishes and lighting into the cladding panels. It has been a pleasure to work as part of the talented multinational design and production team to find ways to realise the vision of the client and architect using advanced FRP composite materials. This project has made full use of Gurit’s wide range of expertise in the technology of advanced FRP composite structures, including materials development, processing, testing and structural engineering, and I think that we can be proud of our contribution to this landmark project."

For a full report on design and construction of the Makkah clock tower, see link at right for story from the September 2010 issue of High-Performance Composites magazine.

http://www.compositesworld.com/news/...ia-inaugurated

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Old February 1st, 2012, 12:48 PM   #10634
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Old February 1st, 2012, 03:57 PM   #10635
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Abraj al Bait far away....

Abraj al Bait far away....

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Old February 1st, 2012, 06:43 PM   #10636
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Nice

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Old February 1st, 2012, 07:36 PM   #10637
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Old February 1st, 2012, 07:48 PM   #10638
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Makkah documentary on TV!

"Mecca, the place and time" .. View the history of the Holy City

"مكة المكان والأزمنة".. عرض لتاريخ المدينة المقدسة


Masjid al Haram
09 ربيع الأول 1433

تبدأ قناة "العربية" اعتباراً من غد الأربعاء الأول من فبراير عرض سلسلة تقارير بعنوان "مكة.. المكان والأزمنة"، والذي تواكب من خلاله "العربية"، معرض رحلة إلى قلب الإسلام المقام حالياً في المتحف البريطاني بلندن، والذي افتتحه ولي عهد المملكة المتحدة يوم الخميس الماضي، وتمثل السعودية فيه مكتبة الملك عبدالعزيز العامة.

وتتضمن سلسلة التقارير 12 تقريراً تلفزيونياً تتناول مكة المكرمة والمشاعر المقدسة ورحلة الحجاج والمعتمرين إلى الديار المقدسة، وتسلّط الضوء على تاريخ البيت الحرام والمناطق المحيطة به، ويبرز التطوير والتوسعة اللذين شهدهما المسجد الحرام والمشاعر المقدسة على مرّ التاريخ، وحتى عهد الدولة السعودية الحديثة.

كما تتضمن التقارير معايشة لواقع مكة "المدينة والإنسان والعبادة"، وانصهار أجناس مختلفة من البشر في مكان واحد ينتمون إليه روحياً، ويرصد تطور المكان منذ أن وصفه الله تعالى بـ(وادٍ غير ذي زرع)، إلى أن أصبحت مكة مدينة عصرية تساير التطور لتيسر على ضيوف الرحمن حجهم وعمرتهم.

وتعرض "العربية" في سلسلة التقارير صوراً ونماذج تخيلية تعرض لأول مرة، كما تتناول حكاية الأماكن المقدسة وأهميتها الدينية وباعتبارها شاهدة على حقب زمنية مختلفة منذ بداية الخليقة.

ويتحدث في التقارير شخصيات مختلفة لها ارتباطها بتاريخ وحاضر مكة المكرمة، كما تتناول التقارير رؤية غير المسلمين من الباحثين والمهتمين بالتجمع البشري الكبير في الأراضي المقدسة والتجهيزات المتطورة التي جعلت العبادة أكثر يسراً وسهولة.

وتقدم قناة "العربية" سلسلة التقارير برعاية مكتبة الملك عبدالعزيز العامة وعلى مدى 12 أسبوعاً، وتعرض الحلقات كل أربعاء ضمن نشرات الأخبار الرئيسة. ويشرف على سلسلة التقارير الزميل أحمد محمد الطويان، ويعدّها الزميل خالد عويس الصحافي في غرفة الأخبار، وقام فريق الإنتاج في mbc fm بإعداد المؤثرات الصوتية، وقام بأعمال المونتاج الزميل علاء بديوي، وستعرض التقارير بصوت الزميل سامي يعقوب.

http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/20...31/191702.html

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"Mecca, the place and time" .. View the history of the Holy City

01/02/2012

Start channel "Arab" as of tomorrow, first Wednesday of February, display a series of reports entitled "Mecca .. the place and times", which kept pace with which the "Arab", exhibition trip to the heart of Islam currently being held in the British Museum in London, which was inaugurated by Crown Prince of the United Kingdom On Thursday, Saudi Arabia accounts for the King Abdulaziz Public Library.

And includes a series of reports 12 reports televised address Mecca and the holy sites and the journey of pilgrims to the Holy Land, and shed light on the history of the Sacred House and the surrounding areas, and highlights the development and expansion of the two twentieth the Grand Mosque and the holy places throughout history, and even the era of the modern Saudi state.

The reports include live with the reality of Mecca, "the city and the rights and worship," and fusion of different races of people in one place belonging to him spiritually, and monitor the evolution of the place since called Allah (b Wade, a non-transplant), until it became a Mecca modern city keep pace with development to facilitate the pilgrims and pilgrimage Amrthm.

And displays the "Arab" in a series of reports, photographs and models of imaginary exposure for the first time, also addresses the story of the holy places and religious importance and as a witness to the different time periods since the beginning of creation.

And speaks in the reports relate to different characters have on the present and Mecca, also deal with non-Muslims see the reports of researchers and those interested in the great assembly of the human in the Holy Land and equipments to make worship more accessible and easily.

The channel "Arab" series of reports sponsored by King Abdulaziz Public Library and over 12 weeks, and offers seminars every Wednesday in the main news bulletins. And oversees a series of reports our colleague Ahmed Mohammed Ataiwaan, and prepared by our colleague Khaled Oweis journalist in the newsroom, and the production team in the preparation of mbc fm sound effects, and the editing work colleague Alaa Bdiyoa, and will be reporting colleague Sami voice of Jacob.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 12:30 AM   #10639
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 12:37 AM   #10640
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Horrible IMO. Reminds me of the Stanilist buildings era.
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