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Old February 17th, 2008, 02:06 PM   #1721
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Spectacular!
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Old February 18th, 2008, 06:56 AM   #1722
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What a photo !!!!! That entrance looks very impressive and enormous !!!
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Old February 18th, 2008, 07:04 AM   #1723
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This looks terrible.
I actually like the cluster of buildings that surround the monstrosity in the center. The center building would be better served by getting rid of everything at the clock-level and above. Esthetically it's a nightmare.

The entrance to the edifice is impressive save the color scheme. It's pretty bad.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 12:08 PM   #1724
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I actually like the cluster of buildings that surround the monstrosity in the center. The center building would be better served by getting rid of everything at the clock-level and above. Esthetically it's a nightmare.

The entrance to the edifice is impressive save the color scheme. It's pretty bad.
It's like Big Ben, the Empire State Building, and Moscow State University gave birth to a bastard love child.

Is land really in that much demand in Mecca? I was under the impression that its economy is based primarily on the Hajj and related hospitality.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 12:33 PM   #1725
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Of course it. Do you have any idea how many people make the trip there each year. And its in a great location !
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Old February 18th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #1726
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over 6 million visitors
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Old February 18th, 2008, 05:43 PM   #1727
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Well instead of the Hideous Agglomerate one could have built 50 pensions for half the price and with 1/100 of the visual impact. Sadly, the real target was not hospitality (obviously only rich, selected people will stay at the Repulsive Mess) but the very visual impact.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #1728
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Construction Update:

Hajar Tower



[IMG]http://i25.************/2hp5a8p.jpg[/IMG]

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The Hotel (Main Tower)

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The Hotel & Hajar Tower

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Al-Marwa Tower

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ZamZam Tower

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Al-Safa & ZamZam Towers



Sarah Tower (The Wing)


Still Sarah tower is on hold for some reasons and construction work will start again after 2 months inshallah (God willing).
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Old February 18th, 2008, 08:01 PM   #1729
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Nice update, it is looking good.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 08:18 PM   #1730
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good to see the progress
which floor of the main tower are they constructing?
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Old February 18th, 2008, 09:11 PM   #1731
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Almost 10th or 11th.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #1732
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hajer now on ~26 above the podium! it's looks to me the faster one!
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Old February 18th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #1733
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magnificent update, many thx DreaM1981
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Old February 18th, 2008, 11:26 PM   #1734
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its taking shape nicely.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 11:37 PM   #1735
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over 6 million visitors
Very Impressive. However, in 2006, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida recorded 16.6 million visitors a year. Disney World in fact is the single biggest tourist destination in the world.

However, it would be wrong to compare a tourist attraction with a holy place of pilgrimage. I do not mean to express disrespect to such a sacred place to so many of the world's peoples. My intent is to stimulate thought on the infrastructure that must accommodate so many visitors ... hotel rooms, restaurants, medical facilities, transportation, etc.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 01:32 AM   #1737
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Maybe. Integralist rhetorics are usually financially supported. And I mean all integralisms.
Also all "civic" rhetorics, if you scrape deep enough, come down to money.
Hmmm, I was joking about the Zionist conspiracy. But I'm not sure you are...
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Old February 19th, 2008, 04:18 AM   #1738
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Very Impressive. However, in 2006, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida recorded 16.6 million visitors a year. Disney World in fact is the single biggest tourist destination in the world.

However, it would be wrong to compare a tourist attraction with a holy place of pilgrimage. I do not mean to express disrespect to such a sacred place to so many of the world's peoples. My intent is to stimulate thought on the infrastructure that must accommodate so many visitors ... hotel rooms, restaurants, medical facilities, transportation, etc.
The reason so few people visit Mecca (6mill) is due to the restriction on visas the Saudi government makes available to pilgrims every year which total 3.8mill, basing myself on this unverified source.

I agree the second paragraph was necessary and well worth it. With the world shrinking, it is becoming easier and more economical for people to travel large distances. The demand on Mecca by pilgrims is leading to major changes to the city and the clearest example of this is Al Burj.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 12:39 PM   #1739
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You all are welcome @ ZZ, SG and other

Please let's keep updating the project and no need to go into politics or any useless arguement.

Yes SG the work on Hajar tower is going so fast and the hotel too.

Seems that the contractoer decided to finish both as soon as possible specially Hajar Tower.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #1740
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Thanks for the update.

How much did the Main Tower rise since the last update?
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