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Old October 13th, 2012, 09:33 AM   #11301
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Old October 14th, 2012, 01:42 AM   #11302
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Very nice building. I like it very much.
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Old October 14th, 2012, 02:08 AM   #11303
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Looks like it should be in Las Vegas.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #11304
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Old October 18th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #11305
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Looks like it should be in Las Vegas.
What? This is not thread about building in Las Vegas?

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Old October 19th, 2012, 02:37 AM   #11306
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Old October 19th, 2012, 02:43 AM   #11307
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Old October 20th, 2012, 12:20 AM   #11308
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any interior pics?
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Old October 20th, 2012, 12:33 AM   #11309
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Old October 20th, 2012, 11:55 PM   #11310
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Makkah - Haj season 2012

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Old October 22nd, 2012, 06:19 AM   #11311
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 08:43 PM   #11312
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Oh my gosh! How many cranes!
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 08:49 PM   #11313
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 04:39 AM   #11314
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Makkah project an architectural
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Tuesday 23 October 2012

The King Abdul Aziz Endowment Project in Makkah currently being constructed on instructions of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah is a combination of modern construction technology and the traditional Islamic architectural style.

The endowment aims to offer maximum comfort and safety for Haj and Umrah.

The project, sprawling over an area of 1.5 million sq. meters, is arguably one of the largest construction projects in the world.

The seven adjoining towers of the project bear all the features of the Islamic architectural style. The largest tower stands at a height of 600 meters.

It has the capacity to accommodate 65,000 people, besides housing a mosque that can seat 3,300 worshippers.

The project also includes a park for 1,000 cars, which is linked to tunnels under the buildings enabling residents to enter and exit freely.

Its water tank holds 53,000 cubic meters of water, ensuring an uninterrupted supply, even at peak seasons, besides providing water in the event of a fire.

There are also alternative arrangements in place for disruptions in the power supply.

The building style also gives due consideration for the environment and the buildings in the nearby locations. The endowment is an integrated city with hotels, restaurants, luxury apartments and suits, commercial complexes and centralized markets.

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Old October 23rd, 2012, 04:50 AM   #11315
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wow amazing
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 05:15 AM   #11316
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Old October 24th, 2012, 03:04 AM   #11317
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Foreboding

Too big and not proportionate at all. I don't want to upset anyone but this is one of the most out of place buildings in the world. It wouldn't even fit Vegas due to it's size. It's jut not "serious" enough especially when you take into context the surroundings.

Mosques are usually elegant structures with tall minarets and such; not sure why it wasn't inspired by that. Instead they copied the Big Ben. I am afraid a lot of pride is going on here instead of holiness.

The religious or spiritual minded will say it is a sign of the end days/hour and they are probably right. This is the ultimate triumph of materiality over spirituality, it dwarfs the Kaaba. Very foreboding to anyone who is willing to see it for what it is.

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Old October 24th, 2012, 05:13 AM   #11318
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I'll bet the pilgrims just love having this symbol of commercialism looming over their holy mosque.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #11319
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Old October 24th, 2012, 08:31 PM   #11320
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