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colemonkee Jul 23, 2011 11:22 PM

Great shots, Yousef. Keep 'em comin!

blacktrojan3921 Jul 24, 2011 6:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roukaya19 (Post 5356627)
The crescent green! ...How do they light it?

I know they intalled bulbs all over the crescent but how it's all lighted??

Anything is possible if you just belieeeeeve~ :banaride:

Roukaya19 Jul 25, 2011 11:30 AM


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burtj Jul 25, 2011 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by DUBAI2015 (Post 2789849)
The Abraj Al Bait Towers is a building complex under construction (Completion 2008) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It will be the largest (not tallest) building in the world by mass, the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, and one of the tallest buildings in the world at 577 m.

The site of the structure is across the street from the entrance to the Masjid al Haram, which houses the Kaaba, the holiest site in Islam. As a result, the Abraj Al Bait Towers will have a large prayer room capable of holding nearly four thousand worshippers. It will contain a five-star hotel to help accommodate the over two million pilgrims who participate in hajj each year.

In addition, the Abraj Al Bait Towers will have a four-story shopping mall and a parking garage capable of holding over eight hundred vehicles. Residential towers will house permanent residents while two heliports and a conference center are to accommodate business travellers. In total, up to 65,000 people would be housed inside the Towers.

Previous Designs:
http://i13.tinypic.com/433bgoo.jpg
400m?

Old Design (2005):
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/730/abbbsnv2.jpg
485m.

Now Design (2007):
http://aawsat.com/english/images/200.../O31708309.jpg
577m.





U/C picture from March
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/133/3...d80e7b43_o.jpg
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/5196/ab2xp6.jpg

Enjoy! :banana:

That is really cool! It is a really interesting design

whiteford Jul 27, 2011 2:56 PM

the detail is nothing short of amazing. god loves this building and so do i.:worship:

whiteford Jul 27, 2011 3:11 PM

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Originally Posted by robhut (Post 5356325)
WOWW!!! Impresive for the siza but other than that is probably one of the ugliest building ever built.

bull, its surrounded by buildings that are much ugly er. its a work of art. some folks just have different taste. in that area of the world strait square boxes are not as appealing as a many facade building. its a building of worship on top of that. have some class.:sly:

Roukaya19 Jul 28, 2011 6:08 PM

Nice one!

Roukaya19 Jul 28, 2011 6:13 PM

The Crescent

Watch on YT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8-y9...layer_embedded


http://oi54.tinypic.com/dxk65h.jpg
by Premier Composite Technologies

GulfArabia Jul 29, 2011 1:08 AM

Roukaya19

i think that that photo ^^ is meant to be a joke :p

Aleks Jul 29, 2011 2:32 AM

i was about to say....

although i wouldn't doubt it if it was real. that crescent is MASSIVE, plus the royal family could get it done if they wished. it'd be one of the filthiest apartments in the entire planet!

Roukaya19 Jul 29, 2011 3:43 AM

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Originally Posted by GulfArabia (Post 5362395)
Roukaya19

i think that that photo ^^ is meant to be a joke :p

What are you talking about ??? I have my office there...don't you see? ^^


BStyles Jul 29, 2011 4:11 AM

Get out!

If this is real....then you must have the highest occupied office space in the world, huh?

GulfArabia Jul 29, 2011 8:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roukaya19 (Post 5362594)
What are you talking about ??? I have my office there...don't you see? ^^

LOOOOL ! where did you find this pic :D

GulfArabia Jul 29, 2011 8:36 AM

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6131/...2bd25b87_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/5793057...n/photostream/

amazing view :)

Inkoumori Jul 29, 2011 11:15 AM

^Truly so!

Jonovision Jul 29, 2011 11:41 AM

Amazing project.

What is underconstruction on the left side of that last pic?

GulfArabia Jul 29, 2011 1:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Jonovision (Post 5362818)
Amazing project.

What is underconstruction on the left side of that last pic?

its: Jabal Omar Project. "Omar Mountain project"

its part of the mosque huge expansion (prayer halls) + towers and accommodation (hotel)

http://www.constructionweekonline.co...ent-Plan-3.gif

Jabal Omar project will house 12 hotels and that all of them have been signed off under management contracts with the Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott chains. I've taken the liberty of listing them all here for the sake of simplicity and easy access.

HILTON
496-room Conrad Makkah (2014)
516-room Hilton Suites Makkah (2014)
566-room Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel (2014)
865-room Hilton Bab Makkah North (2014)
865-room Hilton Bab Makkah South (2014)
806-room Doubletree by Hilton Makkah (2014)

HYATT
628-room Hyatt Regency Mecca (2013)
200-room Hyatt Place Mecca (2014)
200-room Hyatt Summerfield Suites Mecca (2014)

MARRIOTT
636-room JW Marriott Makkah (2015)
540-room Marriott Makkah (2014)
432-room Courtyard by Marriott Makkah (2015)
+
+
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Video Link

Roukaya19 Jul 30, 2011 7:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GulfArabia (Post 5362780)
LOOOOL ! where did you find this pic :D

Nice pic heh!

You don't believe me :rolleyes:...look at the render on what my friend is standing on!



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