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Apart from the Islamic touches, it's almost like the older and newer grand & very tall palace-like structures in Moscow. Loving the finer details and the construction pics by Saudi guy are wonderful. :eek:kay:
 

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Why do people have so much against this project, it is probably the ONLY supertall uc in the world right now that is NEEDED. Burj Dubai and SWFC may be more attractive, but in terms of pure practicallity, this is IT. Mecca gets the most ridiculous ammount of pilgrims each year, and it is not a massive area. To house these people that come from all over the world, hotels are needed, and they need to be BIG.

And its not unattractive or totally random, it fits in very well with the architecture in the area, and will be a stunning landmark when complete.
 

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^^

Great points, I agree 100%. Like you said, it fits really well with the surrounding architecture of the area.
 
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