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Old February 10th, 2013, 12:33 PM   #11581
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that thing on top look like a horn. a temple...

why dont they built something like this which is more appropriate :

I too wondered a while back why they didn't at least put the crescent at an angle, like is often seen on other Islamic structures. Would have looked better that way imo.
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Old February 10th, 2013, 07:37 PM   #11582
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This building is foul and grotesque, let us hope they never build such a monstrosity next door to the vatican.
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Old February 10th, 2013, 10:44 PM   #11583
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This building is foul and grotesque, let us hope they never build such a monstrosity next door to the vatican.
When i see this building i feel like I'm small, like that's a huge fortress. I really find it amazing. I also think this could only be built in a country where people are very controlled, like a Muslim/theocratic country or old soviet russia, as a way to show power against the people.

It's beautiful and creepy at the same time, i would like to visit that place.
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Old February 10th, 2013, 11:24 PM   #11584
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This building is stunning. The only thing i dislike about it is that it looks very thin from the side.
This might literally be the only comment complaining of it being thin.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 12:27 AM   #11585
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Wow, the street in this first pic would make a perfect race track
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Old February 12th, 2013, 04:47 AM   #11586
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I think it would look rather lovely and humane if not for the oversized crown tower and crescent, making it look top heavy and off-proportion.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 08:24 PM   #11587
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Old February 13th, 2013, 07:38 AM   #11588
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guys , please when you take photos consider more on the unfinished parts of the complex
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Old February 13th, 2013, 06:53 PM   #11589
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very very beautiful..will go there one day hopefully.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 02:33 AM   #11590
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that thing on top look like a horn. a temple...

why dont they built something like this which is more appropriate :

This is just a guess, but judging by the look of that spire, and the weight of the crescent that is at the top with the inclusion of the cladding and lighting add-ons: I think there was a risk that if they build the crescent with the star, it was going to add a lot more weight for the spire to bare. Now, with the current placing of the crescent on the spire, where there is ample space on the bottom for the weight to be distributed, I think there was a good chance that the spire would have handled the weight, if they added a tad more support.

But with moving the crescent with the star in the more appropiate decision, which is to say near the tip where there is less room, I think that that would have been too much for the spire to handle and the crescent would have just snapped off the spire, as the weight would have been distributed unevenly and with a small footprint.

Again, this is just me guessing :shrug: I'm more then likely to be wrong on this.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 09:41 AM   #11591
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Fantastic photos, thank you for sharing Roukaya!
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Old February 14th, 2013, 10:46 AM   #11592
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This might literally be the only comment complaining of it being thin.
From the sides. Obviously from the front and back it looks humongous, i just wish it had a squared shape like the twins did.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 11:04 AM   #11593
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This is just a guess, but judging by the look of that spire, and the weight of the crescent that is at the top with the inclusion of the cladding and lighting add-ons: I think there was a risk that if they build the crescent with the star, it was going to add a lot more weight for the spire to bare. Now, with the current placing of the crescent on the spire, where there is ample space on the bottom for the weight to be distributed, I think there was a good chance that the spire would have handled the weight, if they added a tad more support.

But with moving the crescent with the star in the more appropiate decision, which is to say near the tip where there is less room, I think that that would have been too much for the spire to handle and the crescent would have just snapped off the spire, as the weight would have been distributed unevenly and with a small footprint.

Again, this is just me guessing :shrug: I'm more then likely to be wrong on this.
The crescent openings of minarets on all mosques are supposed to point in the direction of Mecca. The crescent openings on minarets in Mecca typically point to the heavens, where the Muslim god resides. Some of the newer mosques in conservative SA will have their crescents pointing to the sky anyway cause they see the aforementioned practice as an Ottoman invention and not a part of original Islam. The situation here could be a mixture of all three factors.

You can take a look at the nearby Holy Mosque minarets and you'll see the same thing happening btw.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 04:56 AM   #11594
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Фантастика!
That bulding is the most fantastic skyscraper in the world!
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Old February 15th, 2013, 06:39 AM   #11595
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This looks MASSIVE, its breathtaking
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Old February 15th, 2013, 07:00 AM   #11596
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hows the construction for other towers, any progress.??
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Old February 16th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #11597
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This is just a guess, but judging by the look of that spire, and the weight of the crescent that is at the top with the inclusion of the cladding and lighting add-ons: I think there was a risk that if they build the crescent with the star, it was going to add a lot more weight for the spire to bare. Now, with the current placing of the crescent on the spire, where there is ample space on the bottom for the weight to be distributed, I think there was a good chance that the spire would have handled the weight, if they added a tad more support.

But with moving the crescent with the star in the more appropiate decision, which is to say near the tip where there is less room, I think that that would have been too much for the spire to handle and the crescent would have just snapped off the spire, as the weight would have been distributed unevenly and with a small footprint.

Again, this is just me guessing :shrug: I'm more then likely to be wrong on this.
Not quite wrong, but not quite right either. I guess the major factor isn't weight, but wind. With a star in the middle, the crescent would have acted like a giant sail, and the wind 600 metres above ground would generate tremendous amounts of drag on the tower. The current symmetrical, star-free design is a lot more aerodynamic and less risky.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 08:51 AM   #11598
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guys , please when you take photos consider more on the unfinished parts of the complex
There are no unfinished exterior parts left in the complex, except the crane on the rear clock and that giant steel balcony also on the rear-side of the clock tower.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 09:31 AM   #11599
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This building could easily become the world's largest building! The others seem just dwarfing around! :-D
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