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Old May 21st, 2012, 12:52 AM   #10981
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Old May 21st, 2012, 01:09 AM   #10982
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Old May 21st, 2012, 07:28 AM   #10983
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Guys, the complex is in the T/O stage or complete ? because I heard that it is already completed !!
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Old May 21st, 2012, 05:55 PM   #10984
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Guys, the complex is in the T/O stage or complete ? because I heard that it is already completed !!
Parts of it are completed but there is still a lot of work to be done in other parts.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 11:24 PM   #10985
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Old May 26th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #10986
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DoKAAEP - Tower-H (Mecca Clock-Tower)











Location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Architect: SL-Rasch GmbH, Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Year: 2008-2010
Client: Mayr+Ludescher Beratende Ingenieure GmbH, Stuttgart
Facade Area: 35000 m²
Construction: structural system made of steel
Installation Height: 390 - 590 m
Our Services: engineering of structural system, planning of technical details,
manufacturing and assembly

partial structural systems:
- Clock-01
- Clock-02
- Corner-Towers
- Pediments und Shoulders
- Turrets und Arcades
- Spire
Steel Tonnage: 1100 to
Single Bars: 32500

http://www.stark-ingenieure.de/stahl...assade_en.html
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Old May 26th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #10987
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Makkah al Mukarramah

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Old May 27th, 2012, 06:36 PM   #10988
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Guys, the complex is in the T/O stage or complete ? because I heard that it is already completed !!
not completed yet...like inside the lunar center and inside the 4 clocks as you can see in this video posted 3 months ago

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Old May 28th, 2012, 05:24 AM   #10989
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spectacular construction tower....
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Old May 28th, 2012, 10:27 AM   #10990
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The middle tower design looks better than the Big Ben.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 01:47 AM   #10991
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Old May 29th, 2012, 05:36 PM   #10992
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Old May 30th, 2012, 12:54 AM   #10993
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I like this project, althought I don't like the architecture. It's wonderful to see the Arabs build something that fits in their culture and religion. 90% of the towers being constructed in China for exampel are 'Western' concrete and blue glass skyscrapers. Although i do like them.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 01:11 AM   #10994
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Old May 31st, 2012, 01:37 AM   #10995
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the tower looks great looking up from the street but on ariel views it just look disproportionate, if they got more stuff built around it then the building would fit better
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Old May 31st, 2012, 10:58 AM   #10996
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Its spire's amazing, it's special.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 05:54 PM   #10997
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Swissotel Makkah to open at start of Ramadan

May 28, 2012

The Swissotel Makkah, Saudi Arabia’s largest hotel and the Zurich-based hotelier’s first property in the Middle East, is due to open on the first day of Ramadan this year, it was announced on Sunday.

The 1487-room hotel will offer views of the Grand Mosque and the Holy Kaaba and is due to open in July, when the Islamic holy month begins.

"With the most convenient location in the holy city of Makkah, we anticipate Swissotel Makkah to be the preferred destination not only for pilgrims and Umra performers but also for business travellers, who will be visiting the holy city of Makkah," said Mohammed Arkobi, vice president and managing director of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International Makkah, Swissotel’s Canada-based parent company.

Facilities in the hotel will include 352 triple-bed rooms and 22 disabled-friendly rooms.

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts plans as many as 12 hotels in Saudi Arabia in the next three to four years, requiring up to 10,000 additional employees, the chain’s vice president in the country said in May.

The US hotelier, which in April announced plans to build its fourth property in the kingdom, plans to tap into rising demand for luxury travel in the Gulf’s wealthiest economy.

“It is our plan to expand in all major cities in Saudi Arabia,” Arkobi, vice president for Fairmont in Saudi Arabia, told Arabian Business during April's Arabian Travel Market event in Dubai.

“Each major city can accommodate all three brands but it depends on the market. In my opinion within three to four years we’ll have around 12 hotels. Maybe we’ll need another 10,000 staff.”

Saudi’s cities play host to millions of religious tourists each year, who flock to the kingdom to undertake the pilgrimages hajj and umrah. The number of pilgrims entering the kingdom is expected to grow to almost 14m by the end of the decade.

Hoteliers Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International and Hyatt International have signed deals to operate 12 properties in Makkah, as part of a US$5.5bn mega-project in the city.

Saudi Arabia’s tourism market has also largely sidestepped any impact from the widespread political unrest in the Middle East, Arkobi said.

Fairmont operates two hotels in the kingdom, the Raffles Makkah Palace and the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, which opened in September.

“During the last ten months, we have had an average occupancy rate of almost 60%, and during weekends we have often had 100% occupancy,” Arkobi said. “This is a big achievement for a new hotel, especially in a seasonal market.”

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Swissôtel Makkah


Hotel Description

Swissôtel Makkah, Swissôtel's first hotel to open in Saudi Arabia, offers 1562 luxurious rooms and suites, with their modern design complementing the values of the contemporary Arabian culture.

A part of the prestigious Abraj Al Bait complex, the deluxe Swissôtel Makkah, which opens in summer 2012, is a contemporary five-star hotel located in close proximity to the holy Masjid Al Haraam, overlooking the Ka'aba and the Grand Mosque.

With a comprehensive array of facilities, Swissôtel Makkah is part of a new urban complex development. Boasting an all-under-one-roof concept, the hotel features 1562 contemporary guest rooms & luxury suites, three restaurants & one tea lounge, three meeting rooms and one business center.

Only Muslims are allowed to enter the holy city of Makkah, non-Muslims will be directed to different locations in close proximity to the city.

http://www.swissotel.com/EN/Destinat...el+Description

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Old June 3rd, 2012, 03:46 AM   #10998
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I think this building is ugly as hell.
Why built a 600+ meter high clocktower hotel... Its not my taste of architecture. Hate the design.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 05:23 AM   #10999
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 11:34 AM   #11000
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I want to chime in again and say this is a very beautiful building. I like where they're going with future projects and the mosque expansion.
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