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Old March 2nd, 2013, 09:26 PM   #11621
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Old March 5th, 2013, 07:50 AM   #11622
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Old March 5th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #11623
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fayzoon ... Upper corner of the left tower just miss a final touch!

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Old March 6th, 2013, 05:53 AM   #11624
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Old March 7th, 2013, 02:42 PM   #11625
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Old March 8th, 2013, 07:50 AM   #11626
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Old March 8th, 2013, 08:08 AM   #11627
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Old March 8th, 2013, 08:42 AM   #11628
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Great photos. Does the actual holy complex (with the square at the centre) have a name? It looks like a massive, beautiful building. I'd love to visit one day but won't be able to unless the ban on non-muslims visiting if lifted (doubt that will ever happen).
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Old March 11th, 2013, 09:02 AM   #11629
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Great photos. Does the actual holy complex (with the square at the centre) have a name? It looks like a massive, beautiful building. I'd love to visit one day but won't be able to unless the ban on non-muslims visiting if lifted (doubt that will ever happen).
It's Masjid al Haram
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Old March 11th, 2013, 09:03 AM   #11630
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Mecca & Madinah Projects on SSC

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MECCA l TOPPED OUT l Abraj Al Bait l 601M
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=192169

MECCA l U/C l Holy Mosque Expansion
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=566372

MECCA l U/C l Mataf Expansion
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1437182

MECCA l U/C l Jabal Omar Project
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=300295

MECCA + MADINAH l U/C l High Speed Rail Link"
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=710292

MECCA l U/C l Al-Masha'er Metro Project
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=722754

MAKKAH l PREPARATION l METRO LINK
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1351035

MECCA l COMPLETED l Shariah Arch
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1576977

MECCA l PRO l Redeveloping Central Area
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=593481

MECCA l U/C l Makkah Gate Project
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1369311

MECCA l U/C l West Gate
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=523938

MECCA l PRO l Makkah North Gate Project
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1487614

MECCA l U/C l Jabal Al Kaaba Hotel
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1465168

MECCA| TOPPED OUT | Al-Tayseer Towers| 40F x 5 l Hotel
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...8#post99774218

MECCA l PRO l King Abdullah Center for Dialog
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1244895

MECCA + MADINAH l PRO l Cable Car Systems
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1499836

Mecca l Prep l King Abdullah Medical City
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1527726

MECCA l Pro l City of Knowledge project
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1487618

MECCA l U/C l Jabal Khandama Development
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=203203

MAKKAH l PRO l Al Haram Library
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1057285

MECCA l COMPLETED l Jamarat Bridge
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=307843


Madinah Projects



MADDINA l U/C l Prophet’s Mosque Expansion
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hlight=madinah

MADDINA l U/C l Madinah Airport Expansion
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=729120

MECCA + MADINAH l U/C l High Speed Rail Link
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hlight=madinah

MADDINA l PREPARATION l QUBA'A MOSQUE EXPANSION
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1562399

MADDINAH l U/C l Knowledge City.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hlight=madinah

MECCA + MADINAH l PRO l Cable Car Systems
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1499836

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Old March 12th, 2013, 06:13 PM   #11631
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Are those going to be the world's first supertall minarets?
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Old March 12th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #11632
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yes looks like it. there is one in algeria being built becoming the tallest but only at 270m i think.

roukaya, i remember a project of hotels and/or residential buildings right behind abraj, made of like 20 skyscrapers. any news on that project?
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Old March 13th, 2013, 12:14 AM   #11633
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Are those going to be the world's first supertall minarets?
really looks like! ...about 300 m

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yes looks like it. there is one in algeria being built becoming the tallest but only at 270m i think.

roukaya, i remember a project of hotels and/or residential buildings right behind abraj, made of like 20 skyscrapers. any news on that project?
sorry no news
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Old March 13th, 2013, 01:36 AM   #11634
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yes looks like it. there is one in algeria being built becoming the tallest but only at 270m i think.

roukaya, i remember a project of hotels and/or residential buildings right behind abraj, made of like 20 skyscrapers. any news on that project?
You mean jabal Omar project they almost finished 4 towers
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Old March 13th, 2013, 02:45 AM   #11635
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You mean jabal Omar project they almost finished 4 towers
no, i meant this one: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...ighlight=mecca
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Old March 16th, 2013, 07:33 AM   #11636
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It's Masjid al Haram
Speaking of the Grand Mosque

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...a-8536968.html

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The photos Saudi Arabia doesn't want seen – and proof Islam's most holy relics are being demolished in Mecca

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Friday 15 March 2013



The authorities in Saudi Arabia have begun dismantling some of the oldest sections of Islam’s most important mosque as part of a highly controversial multi-billion expansion.


Photographs obtained by The Independent reveal how workers with drills and mechanical diggers have started demolishing some Ottoman and Abbasid sections on the eastern side of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.

The building, which is also known as the Grand Mosque, is the holiest site in Islam because it contains the Kaaba – the point to which all Muslims face when praying. The columns are the last remaining sections of the mosque which date back more than a few hundred years and form the inner perimeter on the outskirts of the white marble floor surrounding the Kaaba.

The new photos, taken over the last few weeks, have caused alarm among archaeologists and come as Prince Charles – a long term supporter of preserving architectural heritage – flew into Saudi Arabia yesterday for a visit with the Duchess of Cornwall. The timing of his tour has been criticised by human rights campaigners after the Saudis shot seven men in public earlier this week despite major concerns about their trial and the fact that some of the men were juveniles at the time of their alleged crimes.

Many of the Ottoman and Abbasid columns in Mecca were inscribed with intricate Arabic calligraphy marking the names of the Prophet Muhammad’s companions and key moments in the founder of Islam’s life. One column which is believed to have been ripped down is supposed to mark the sport where Muslims believe Muhammad began his heavenly journey on a winged horse which took him to Jerusalem and heaven in a single night.
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Old March 16th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #11637
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Beautiful and humongous project!
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Old March 17th, 2013, 02:17 AM   #11638
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With all due respect, the design of this tower is really hideous. It is really ugly!!!
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Old March 21st, 2013, 02:01 AM   #11639
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because it isn't being built for tourism !
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Old March 21st, 2013, 08:19 AM   #11640
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What a load of nonsense!

What kind of journalism is that. Everyone knows they are rebuilding the mmosque to cater for more pilgrims. What they have destroyed were artificial replicas anyway. Big deal man.

What a misleading title too. The Saudi authorities have shown this and thousands of people around the world see these scenes every day on live television, so went are the independent lying?
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