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Old April 6th, 2013, 09:11 PM   #11701
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Old April 6th, 2013, 09:36 PM   #11702
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The crane at the back of the clock has been there since quite a long time. When will they bring it down?
There isn't any work on the exterior left, at least I don't see any.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 02:15 AM   #11703
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Last picture above, they finally finished the corner on the left-most building! I was wondering when they'd get around to it...
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Old April 7th, 2013, 03:53 AM   #11704
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The main purpose of these kind of infrastructures in and around Mecca is to accomodate the millions of pilgrims that travel there every year.
It is not intended for tourists. If tourists were allowed it would only increase the crowd and add unnecessary pressure on the infrastructure.
And the Kingdom tower?? Is that also built just for that purpose? Dont think so.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 01:52 AM   #11705
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Old April 11th, 2013, 12:33 PM   #11706
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And the Kingdom tower?? Is that also built just for that purpose? Dont think so.
did Kingdom Tower for pilgrims only ?
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Old April 11th, 2013, 02:04 PM   #11707
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Old April 11th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #11708
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did Kingdom Tower for pilgrims only ?
no it's not for pilgrims
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Old April 11th, 2013, 05:29 PM   #11709
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Old April 11th, 2013, 09:55 PM   #11710
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So,what are they building now ?
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Old April 12th, 2013, 01:26 PM   #11711
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At least from the outside it looks finished
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Old April 12th, 2013, 01:28 PM   #11712
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Still, the only reason you build something like the KT is for tourism and by making it Muslim only, you cut out the majority of tourists. Same goes for this tower.
*sigh*

Makkah is a Muslim only city and The Kingdom is fairly closed. No tourism. The Endowment is across the street from the mosque and it is intended to be a draw for pilgrims who make their Hajj or Umrah. A once-in-a-lifetime trip, event destination, big budgets are spent, so they built a huge luxury hotel.

Makes very good business sense.

It will easily fill up.
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This photo is taken from one corner of the Ka’ba and you have to be a Muslim, on Pilgrimage, to get anywhere near this structure and to snap this perspective.

You will never in your life get this close to the Ka'ba unless you are Muslim, so enjoy the view!

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Old April 12th, 2013, 09:07 PM   #11714
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this building feels like las vegas

not sure why
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Old April 12th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #11715
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this building feels like las vegas

not sure why
indeed

could be a casino/hotel complex in arabic style
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Old April 14th, 2013, 02:43 PM   #11716
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this building feels like las vegas

not sure why
Ornate building in the desert, that's probably why.

Up close you would see a massive difference. Many of the non-glass facade buildings in Vegas are styrofoam siding covered with a modern stucco type material. This building is clad with genuine masonry.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 09:17 PM   #11717
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A Medical Center at Abraj al Bait



www.amcmakkah.com


Albayt Medical Center (AMC) is a Business entity of Medex Healthcare Services Ltd, which is a subsidiary
company of Saudi Binladin Group (SBG). Medex started Albayt Medical Center Operations in 2008.

AMC is the first model of Medex concepts, located adjacent to Holy Haram
at the King Abdul Aziz Endowment/ Abraj Albayt, Makkah Saudi Arabia.






Albayt Medical Center website: www.amcmakkah.com


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Old April 14th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #11718
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Old April 15th, 2013, 04:35 AM   #11719
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Can't get over the fact that I will never get the chance to see this monstrosity in person.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 01:58 PM   #11720
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Can't get over the fact that I will never get the chance to see this monstrosity in person.
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