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Old July 9th, 2006, 03:50 PM   #141
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Old July 15th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #142
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I stumbled upon this while passing in front of a Muslim travel exhibition.
Nothing official but it seems that Abraj Al Bait's tallest tower could have undergone a drastic redesign.

This seems to be no higher than 300m tall, if other towers' heights remain unchanged (which seems likely).


Looks like some kind of helipad on the top, instead of the giant crown and spire.
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Old July 15th, 2006, 06:27 PM   #143
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Lets hope this is just a joke bcecause it looks damn ugly !
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Old July 15th, 2006, 09:50 PM   #144
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yes, i'm with your opinion
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Old July 15th, 2006, 10:20 PM   #145
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Gosh. What a mess. Let's hope that isn't a new render. I really like the crown of the old design.
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Old July 15th, 2006, 10:38 PM   #146
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I like flat topped buildings but that shit looks absolutely disgusting. I hope that's not what they're building.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 10:22 AM   #147
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if this is the new design then that would be awfull compared to the one we have seen.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 10:49 AM   #148
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yes i also reckon its the amended deisgn. the original may have been to over powering/dominating for its site? change to thread title coming up? who can find out for sure?
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Old July 16th, 2006, 11:04 AM   #149
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if the lower two towers are 225m, then the other two measure at 276m/900ft and tallest tower equates to 305m/1000ft.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 11:04 AM   #150
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Yes well atleast its not a spire cheater

Honestly though, the project was getting a lot of criticisms from a variety of media and is seen as a controversial project. The Web Site of the Abraj Al Bait was also taken down from my understanding the kingdom was well aware of the flack it was recieving. There are a lot of Saudi Royal family haters out there and the kingdom is well aware of it. I guess the Royal family is after all prone to be pressured and influenced. As you all have read in the countless posts made in threads about Abraj Al Bait, Most Muslims will tell you the construction of a building of this magnititude is within the boundaries of what is acceptable in Islam....

But hey I guess you cut costs and still have the massive capacity to house pilgrims, at the end of the day doesn't seem to be that bad of an idea from a practical perspective, but no doubt it rates low in the old "eye candy" meter.

The Helipad though is a great Idea, too many times there are fires that break out in highrises all over Saudi Arabia. No idea why that is but I give two thumbs up for the helipad.

As for the million dollar question with regards to this having been a redesign??, Well I believe it was Saudi Guy that claimed it indeed is a redesign with other members suggesting its an older render.

Will have to wait and see I guess.

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Old July 16th, 2006, 11:10 AM   #151
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Old July 16th, 2006, 01:30 PM   #152
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The rendering looks so nice and classic.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 01:51 PM   #153
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if the lower two towers are 225m, then the other two measure at 276m/900ft and tallest tower equates to 305m/1000ft.
so shoudl someone change thread title to Zam Zam towers-305m?

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Old July 16th, 2006, 02:14 PM   #154
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The new lower design looks ugly. I don't think such a tall tower would fit in Mecca anyway.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 02:20 PM   #155
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NOOOOOO ...

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Old July 16th, 2006, 03:32 PM   #156
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I Think this new render with the "Zamzam Tower" was an complete other project than the Abraj Al-Bait.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 06:17 PM   #157
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Wait a sec, I think Zam-Zam is just a part of the complex.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 06:31 PM   #158
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I think that this new render is shown by the people promoting ZAM ZAM TOWER which is a part of Abraj al Bait. I dont think that the design has been changed because the top part of the tower was an observatory and a research center. It was important for the sighting of the moon during/afer Ramadan.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 03:27 AM   #159
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26 july


IMPRISIVE
finly we can seen it in 180'

my position in the map , i hope it give you full thinking about position that you can see that project when it now in ~200m high
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Old July 27th, 2006, 04:16 AM   #160
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Looks like a Las Vegas Casino LOL
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