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Old March 15th, 2008, 04:20 AM   #1781
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why are those ants attacking the Kaaba?

A LOT of people I must say, just WOW!
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Old March 15th, 2008, 04:57 AM   #1782
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why are those ants attacking the Kaaba?

A LOT of people I must say, just WOW!
l hope there's not a Metro Station down there
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Old March 17th, 2008, 06:41 AM   #1783
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lofl just totally tasteless. It's a shame that religion brings war instead of style.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 03:13 AM   #1784
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lofl just totally tasteless. It's a shame that religion brings war instead of style.
Some of the old mosques and cathedrals are amongst the greatest buildings every put up, so religion does not just bring war

Anyway, the Abraj al-Bait clearly does NOT follow in the tradition of those great buildings. It is beyond ugly... Actually, when I first saw the photos in this thread of Mecca, I was shocked. It really is an old desert town. I kind of pictured a more modern place and without all the hills... it looks like a village that kept growing and growing, but still being a village.

Anyway, I hope all the muslims in that picture are praying that they change the design on the al-Bait clock tower.

Also, would a postmodern design have had a digital clockface? :p
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Old March 18th, 2008, 01:46 PM   #1785
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looks interesting
I can't say if i like it or not, I am not sure
but there is something about it...

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Old March 18th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #1786
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Garish, over-bearing, brutish, and ultimately hollow.

Just like Islam itself.

As long as muslims view me as "unclean" and not worthy of entering their "holy" city just because I don't believe in their God, I don't give a flying flip about this project and Mecca in general. The same goes for Saudi Arabia too.

This building just goes to show how out of touch the Saudis really are with the modern world, in spite of all their undeserved and guady opulence.

Whatever - I can't wait till we find an alternative fuel source and then allow these guys to wallow in their ignorance yet again.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 08:47 PM   #1787
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As long as muslims view me as "unclean" and not worthy of entering their "holy" city just because I don't believe in their God, I don't give a flying flip about this project and Mecca in general. The same goes for Saudi Arabia too
and btw what do you mean by "their God". i understand that youre not Muslim but in order to say "their God" you shouldnt believe neither Christianity nor Judaism.

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Old March 20th, 2008, 04:48 AM   #1788
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I have no qualms with the tower itself; in fact I think the Arab-Gothic blend is quite interesting.

The problem I have is the proximity to the mosque. Personally I find that it attempts to overshadow the mosque. The fact that it will be a five-star hotel makes the clashing even worse, considering that excess is frowned upon in most religions, especially the Abrahamic ones.
I wouldn't care if it was built in the most traditional Arabic style, its sheer scale will still insult the mosque. It would be like building a soccer stadium adjacent to the Old City of Jerusalem, a nightclub next to Ankor Wat, or a skyscraper right by Brihadeswara temple, and then having those building done in the style similar to that of the region.
Is nothing sacred these days?

If it was built a bit further away but still in the same town, I would have no issue.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 06:04 AM   #1789
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lofl just totally tasteless. It's a shame that religion brings war instead of style.
blaming religion for wars is like blaming nonreligious people for WW2 and WW1
sounds ridiculous doesn't it just like your ignorant post

about religion doesn't bring style thats the most idiotic comment i have ever heard


Kaaba looks beautiful from that height
thanks for the pics
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Old March 20th, 2008, 09:35 AM   #1790
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...and btw what do you mean by "their God". i understand that youre not Muslim but in order to say "their God" you shouldnt believe neither Christianity nor Judaism.
Well there's this whole group of people that don't believe in any Gods, Goddesses, Centaurs, Angels or Scooby Doo. They're called Atheists and before you scream they're an Urban Legend let me assure you, we do exist.

On a semi non-joking note I find it amusing they left the cranes in that one render.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 09:52 AM   #1791
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looks interesting
I can't say if i like it or not, I am not sure
but there is something about it...
An Islamic Empire State Building. The image of Kaba will be oppressed.
I can't understand this mad choice.
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Old March 27th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #1792
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wau....itīs almost 1000 000 people...wuaah
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Old March 28th, 2008, 12:51 PM   #1793
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and btw what do you mean by "their God". i understand that youre not Muslim but in order to say "their God" you shouldnt believe neither Christianity nor Judaism.
Under which stone have you been living? The fastest growing "religion" is called atheism and they don't have gods.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 08:01 PM   #1794
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Hi everybody! I'm new here, although I've followed this forum for quite a time.
This is one of my favorite buildings u/c, so robust and eyecatching. I agree with
some that not all the details fit together, but if you take every part of the building
one at the time they are all so magnificent. The solid base, the golden upper part
with its outstanding spire, its really something unique at this magnitude. It is simply
beautiful.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 02:35 AM   #1795
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any updates of makkah hotel?
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 02:41 AM   #1796
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any updates of makkah hotel?
You're in luck CUL
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 03:20 AM   #1797
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EXCELLENT. THANKS.
i count 15 hotel levels above podium.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 07:16 PM   #1798
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main tower is rising quite fast!!
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 07:37 PM   #1799
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does anyone know the capacity of the tower? how many will it be able to host?
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 07:52 PM   #1800
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What a blasphemy to such a holy place!
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