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Old July 14th, 2008, 02:42 PM   #1941
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anyone seen this before?
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This looks like a good idea, altough there may be better ones out there. Given that the city looks very congested.
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Old July 14th, 2008, 05:35 PM   #1942
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It's like some alternative universe in which Albert Speer was a Muslim.
That is some funny s**t!
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Old July 14th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #1943
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I hope that Mecca will not become too pretty, as I am not allowed to go there . If Mecca really becomes one of the top skyscraper spots in the world, I will have to find a way to go there, if I want it or not. Maybe I will have to convert to Islam for a week.

I thought that the whole area around the Kabaa is a holy place and therefore preserved, but it seems that the only holy thing is the Kabaa itself. I wonder how long it will take until we will see the Kabaa under a giant glass dome.
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Old July 14th, 2008, 11:37 PM   #1944
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It's like some alternative universe in which Albert Speer was a Muslim.
You should get a Nobel prize for best post ever

Pure gold.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 12:24 AM   #1945
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I think they're ruining the place. So much space out there and they build this. I think they should make parks, areas for assistance to the pilgrims and etc. and not those huge buildings that take the attention from the prayers. I am Catholic and don't like some new stuff they do near holy sites.
It looks like Metropolis from the famous sci-fi film.
you respect Islam more than some guys who has idolater mind (worship mixed with trade- earing money over holy values), although they call theirselves Muslim.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #1946
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to the Albert Speer -like visions: do they really expect that large number of pilgrims to fill the place?
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Old July 15th, 2008, 01:35 AM   #1947
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I think the "problem" is that more and more muslims can afford travelling to Mecca. Of course it´s good news that more and more people reach a certain living standard, but that will increase the number of travellers dramatically. Most male muslims want to visit Mecca once in their life, but in the past that was not very easy for people from Indonesia for example.

There are at least 500 million or so male muslims in the world. If everyone just wants to stay two or three days in Mecca once in his life, you can imagine how many beds they need.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 05:15 AM   #1948
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you respect Islam more than some guys who has idolater mind (worship mixed with trade- earing money over holy values), although they call theirselves Muslim.
Here in Portugal we have Fátima, a holy site for Catholics. They spent over 60 million euros with a new basilica for the site instead of new facilities for the pilgrims who come from across the country. I think it's unfair...
I respect Islam, and Buddhism and Atheists. I have friends from other places and creeds. Creeds should be a link, not a wall.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 06:29 AM   #1949
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I think the "problem" is that more and more muslims can afford travelling to Mecca. Of course it´s good news that more and more people reach a certain living standard, but that will increase the number of travellers dramatically. Most male muslims want to visit Mecca once in their life, but in the past that was not very easy for people from Indonesia for example.

There are at least 500 million or so male muslims in the world. If everyone just wants to stay two or three days in Mecca once in his life, you can imagine how many beds they need.
And the women? They don't go?
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Old July 15th, 2008, 02:15 PM   #1950
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yes they do
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Old July 16th, 2008, 12:21 AM   #1951
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Some pictures for the grand Mosque (HARAM) in The Future Inshallah:













great stuff indeed
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Old July 16th, 2008, 11:03 PM   #1952
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whata the current height of the clock tower please?
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Old July 16th, 2008, 11:41 PM   #1953
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should be arround 200m now
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Old July 17th, 2008, 11:05 PM   #1954
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thanx zz II
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Old July 27th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #1955
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by mamss, originally posted in the Saudi-Arabia section:

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Old July 27th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #1956
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when built, it will be definate contender for skyscraper award.



This photo's pretty cool but it wont be green will it?
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Old July 27th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #1957
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That is a pretty old render. And those towers on the sides of the main tower are already built and with cladding. There are dozens of pictures on the previous pages, you just need to do a little search. And you will find out by yourself that they are not that green.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #1958
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when built, it will be definate contender for skyscraper award.
yea, it will beat the s out of all other contestants in "the most decadent design in the 21st century" category.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 11:04 PM   #1959
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Have somebody or know somebody who have construction photos of Abraj Al Bait Towers in high resolution ??? I need it for my new book about skyscrapers. Photographer will be also mention in book. Please contact at [email protected]
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Old July 29th, 2008, 12:28 PM   #1960
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American sci-fi => Star Trek
Islamic sci-fi => Tatooine
Chinese sci-fi => Ghost in the Shell
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