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Old January 19th, 2007, 04:57 PM   #1
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MECCA l COMPLETED l Al Safwah Towers l 22F l Com & Res

The Project building is five interconnected towers with total floor area of 220,000 m2, four of which are residential and the remaining is a five star hotel tower. All towers start from the 3rd floor and up to the 22nd floor. The 1800 residential units and suites are luxuriously furnished for the pilgrims comfort, with commercial and shopping centers on three floors starting from the ground level with in-building bus and vehicles terminal.



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Al-Safwah Towers project is located in Makkah Al-Mokarramah to the west of Ajiad Road and 50 meters away from Al-Haram south court overlooking King Abdul Aziz Entrance with strategic location as to tunnels , roads and access to express transportation.

Project Owner:Alotair Investment Group.
Estimated Project cost:About 1 Billion Saudi Riyals.
Designer:Zuhair Fayez and Partners
Project Construction Schedule:30 months.
AD Engineering Role in Project
Project Manager of design stage.
http://www.al-salmi.com

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Old January 19th, 2007, 05:00 PM   #2
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i counted 23f!!!
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Old January 19th, 2007, 09:34 PM   #3
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Great Project.

Saudi Guy.... Is this building part of the Abraj Al-Bait Project? Or is it another development in an adjacent lot?

either way it look good.

Looking forward to seeing more of your pics on this project!

Keep it up.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #4
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it looks like abraj al bait pudim conncting with al safwah!!!not sure about that
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Old January 20th, 2007, 12:06 AM   #5
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Saudi Guy from the construction photographs that you have provided and from a plan view that I have seen of the project, I don't believe that Al-Safwah Tower is part of the Abraj Al-Bait project. I believe that it may be a seperate development that is being constructed in an adjacent lot. The podium of the Abraj Al-Bait might be connected to Safwah Tower in order to provide residents in Safwah easy access to the shopping mall next door.

Although I have not seen the actual construction site. My understanding from the photos is that this is the general setup....

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Old January 20th, 2007, 12:46 AM   #6
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yah i know your point it's in fact another development
whan i seen it i can't understand,these pic from google earth before ~6 month they are fast!

They destroyed that old building & build that new one in empty plot only in 6 month!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old January 20th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info Saudi Guy. I never knew this tower is actually under construction.
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Old January 20th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #8
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when i was in macca i saw more than 10 high tower and SLIM along road i took some bad pic's i will upload it soon maybe in sky bashka thread!
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Old February 25th, 2007, 02:09 AM   #9
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24 Feb 2007
these towers very high looks +150m!!!also these pic's was takin in Shamyeah Platform.

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Old February 25th, 2007, 07:56 AM   #10
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nice project. i love makkah
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Old March 5th, 2007, 01:01 AM   #12
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i wondring about that windows side of abtaj al bait it will blocked by al safwah!!!that looks there no master plan for all projet in macca!
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Old March 6th, 2007, 08:43 PM   #13
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i wondring about that windows side of abtaj al bait it will blocked by al safwah!!!that looks there no master plan for all projet in macca!
This is true. Windows are blocked and currently there is arguement between Saudi Binladin Group and Al Zahir (Consultant company of Al Safwah Tower) but as you know, 1 meter in makkah deserves to argue about it for years lol $$$$$

I can shock you all to inform you that Al Khukair Hotel infront of king abdul-aziz gate that very old small building is being demolished and 58 floors will be built.

Location of khukair tower will be infront of al Safwa tower and will block all windows overlooking king abdul aziz gate of al safwah tower same as al safwa tower blocked windows of abraj al-bait tower.... interesting lol

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Old March 6th, 2007, 11:58 PM   #14
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nooooooooooooooooooooo that make me madnessare you sure about that!
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Old March 7th, 2007, 07:09 PM   #15
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Check the site yourself to see Al khukair Hotel is being demolished now and it will be wiped within 1 month maximum inshaallah
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Here is a photo of khukair hotel being demolished and one new hotel will be built infront of Al-Safwa tower as I mentioned above.

The new Khukair Hotel will block the windows of Al-Safwa Tower same as Al-Safwa tower did with Abraj Al-Bait Project

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Old March 24th, 2007, 08:33 PM   #17
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It's good that a 58 floors tower will be built instead of that old crappy building but it should not block the windows of the adjacent building. I wonder why is the local legulators letting that happen!

Thanks for the info Dream and keep them coming.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 12:55 AM   #18
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i remember last time i was there i buy ice cream from small store in that Khukair hotel that was Delicious ymy
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Old March 25th, 2007, 04:37 AM   #19
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At any other location, views out of the windows would be important but I think in this case the view is much less important than the proximity to the mosque. I mean really, with space in so much demand and the necessity to accomodate so many people within a limited area...can anyone really expect buildings to be spaced out?
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This does not mean that Makkah should not be organized and looks random!!

Look at Madinah, It is a good example and that is how we need makkah to be.

There is a serious demand yes but at least Khukair hotel should be part of Al-Safwah to don't block its front windows... also, Al-Safwa had to be part of Abraj Al-bait instead of deforming the view of such huge project carries the biggest world wide clock and most notable skyscraper in world.

Abraj Al-bait is the largest construction project in the world and one of highest towers plus it is an endowment for king Abdulaziz so, how come buildings are being built around it (30 cm far) blocking its windows?? It is very weird and not logic at all.

Saudi guy, yes ice cream was yummy and you have to wait for 3 years till they finish the new building
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