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Old June 28th, 2013, 04:55 AM   #11821
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WOW!!That clocktower is really a worthy opponent to the disney castle, of being the most hideous and childish-looking building in the world.
It's the architectural equivalent of "ghetto fabulous".
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Old June 28th, 2013, 05:16 AM   #11822
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Except the top of the building, everything look too rough. It like a moutain placed between city
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Old June 28th, 2013, 03:44 PM   #11823
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Whats Mecca?
IT'S CALLED MAKKAH,, pretty sure you guys can pronounce that?
Btw same with saying MuZlim, It's MuSlim..

Change title to MAKKAH Please..
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Old June 28th, 2013, 09:59 PM   #11824
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Whats Mecca?
IT'S CALLED MAKKAH,, pretty sure you guys can pronounce that?
It's a translation from a different alphabet. Any spelling using the latin alphabet is going to be a phonetic approximation, and the same is true from Beijing to Bangkok. A huge part of the English-speaking world knows it as "Mecca," and asserting that it is "Makkah" is arbitrary. If you're going to insist something, insist that they use the Arabic.
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Old June 29th, 2013, 10:56 AM   #11825
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The English language is four or five languages combined including Arabic..
Arabic is way older than english, still don't understand why everything is changed, and by the way this is not like Bangkok and Beijing. And almost everyone I know calls it or pronounces it as 'Makkah'.
BTW Makkah even sounds better and easier, Mecca sounds like you are saying Maccas (McDonald's) LOL.
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Old June 29th, 2013, 12:10 PM   #11826
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English people pronounce it Mecca. End of story.
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Old June 29th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #11827
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I don't have a problem with this building as many of you seem to have. I think it looks OK. It is not beautiful, but it is imposing and in that sense impressive. So I don't have a problem with the design but I am not crazy about he quality, both of the materials used and the workmanship. Look at the picture below. The Green glass, and the stone, look very "faded". It has a very 70's (non)gleam to it. Most modern buildings have a "glassy" sheen whether the exterior is glass or stone, but this building looks more like something built in the sixties or seventies. It lacks the modern "sheen" and has more of that "old" pastel-like patina. Plus this building will be much harder to clean and maintain due to its more complex exterior.

Also the workmanship leaves a lot to be desired. I wish we had an even closer image, but even at this distance, you can clearly see huge gaps between some of the tiles, especially at the bottom left-center, around the top of that window. If it already looks this "poor" now, how will it look in 10, 20, 30 years? And middle eastern cities are NOT famed for their tidiness and building maintenance and upkeep. I'm afraid that in twenty years this building will look like a giant Eastern European commieblock.
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For me, it's those white lines between the windows that really annoy me. I think the building is okay, but those white lines make me mad. These looks so cheap. Those window parts basically look the same as cheap apartment buildings you see everywhere around the world. I wish they were black or brown, or even better, not there at all. Now it's just a weird mix of traditional and modern. In a bad way.
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Old June 29th, 2013, 06:23 PM   #11828
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Yep those windows look like a cheap upvc extravaganza, they must have got a bogof deal from safestyle uk, and didn't know when to stop.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 12:42 AM   #11829
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Old July 8th, 2013, 01:49 AM   #11830
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Old July 8th, 2013, 03:01 AM   #11831
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Amazing!
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Old July 8th, 2013, 03:30 AM   #11832
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Must be overwhelming in person in a good way. It's so big.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 06:44 PM   #11833
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The English language is four or five languages combined including Arabic..
Arabic is way older than english, still don't understand why everything is changed, and by the way this is not like Bangkok and Beijing. And almost everyone I know calls it or pronounces it as 'Makkah'.
BTW Makkah even sounds better and easier, Mecca sounds like you are saying Maccas (McDonald's) LOL.
If you're discussing Paul McCartney does it cause confusion?
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Old July 9th, 2013, 01:40 AM   #11834
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If you're discussing Paul McCartney does it cause confusion?
No need to bring this up again, let's stay on topic.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 01:30 PM   #11835
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Old July 9th, 2013, 02:13 PM   #11836
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Old July 9th, 2013, 02:40 PM   #11837
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Old July 9th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #11838
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It's just a rude building. A scar on mecca. Not that i object to megaprojects, but i do despise gross capitalism. Especially at the cradle of Islam. Shameful to build that next to the ka'bah, and put an ugly clock on top too.


Lot's of rooms for pergrins to sleep next to the site - check

nice clock to get praier times correctly - check


seems like a pretty functional building to me.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 09:25 AM   #11839
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Old July 12th, 2013, 03:05 AM   #11840
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No cranes ?? I think it should have been completed a long time ago !! What's the matter ? almost 2 years in the T/O stage ???
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