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Old Posted Sep 26, 2006, 10:57 PM
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I dont really find a problem about those skyscrapers.

People go there to pray not sightseeing. We need those hotesl to supply the demand.
if u really dont mind those skyscrapers my friend, well...i do mind, why??
cuz as they said this is a holly city, plus most of the buildings r historic, the hole city is historical, it's really sad seeing it being destroyed, as a matter afact, i have a saudi friend that told me that there used 2 be a house or place that prophet mohammad used 2 go 2 and is now destroyed and a skyscraper project is being built there, if i had a holly and historical place like that the last thing i would think of is destroying it just 4 some stupid project, well i know that the project is 4 ppl that go there 4 omra, but that's something their gonna have 2 face, their going there 2 pray not play arround.

for example, london is a historical city and 90% of the buildings there r around 150-300 years old, and the british government is taking a good care of it just 2 make the historical buildings safe not demolished like the ones in mecca, and on top of all that meccal is a HOLLY city, that makes it even more important
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Old Posted Sep 26, 2006, 11:35 PM
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Now THAT's one hell of an original,m appropriate and nice design. Much better than the previous bland Moscow University ripoff with a crescent instead of a star on top.
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I dont really find a problem about those skyscrapers.

People go there to pray not sightseeing. We need those hotesl to supply the demand.
Salaam alayikum,

IMO, it's not so much the fact that they're building this hotel, but the fact that it's being built so close to Masjid al-Haram. It really strikes me as being an almost arrogant development considering its proximity to the holiest place on Earth. It would have been so much better had it been built outside of the city center and connected to the downtown area with some sort of rapid transit.

Mecca is definitely in need of better accomodations, and in any other circumstance it would have been fine. It all really comes down to location for me, and I don't like where it's located.

And I'm loving this new design - it does a great job of capturing the essence of Islamic architecture.
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Old Posted Oct 4, 2006, 1:57 PM
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if u really dont mind those skyscrapers my friend, well...i do mind, why??
cuz as they said this is a holly city, plus most of the buildings r historic, the hole city is historical, it's really sad seeing it being destroyed, as a matter afact, i have a saudi friend that told me that there used 2 be a house or place that prophet mohammad used 2 go 2 and is now destroyed and a skyscraper project is being built there, if i had a holly and historical place like that the last thing i would think of is destroying it just 4 some stupid project, well i know that the project is 4 ppl that go there 4 omra, but that's something their gonna have 2 face, their going there 2 pray not play arround.

for example, london is a historical city and 90% of the buildings there r around 150-300 years old, and the british government is taking a good care of it just 2 make the historical buildings safe not demolished like the ones in mecca, and on top of all that meccal is a HOLLY city, that makes it even more important
I understand what u say, my point was that there is no religious reasons stopping them from building those skyscrapers.

History admiration is another story
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Now THAT's one hell of an original,m appropriate and nice design. Much better than the previous bland Moscow University ripoff with a crescent instead of a star on top.
Wha? It still pretty much looks like that...
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Anyone else notice that model looks completely different from what's already been built?
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is it just me, or does this look a lot like the exterior of the Aladdin in Las Vegas??
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Jaw-droppingly huge, but it seems to TOTALLY dominate over the Ka'bah Rock, wow, I had no idea it was so RIGHT THERE. Besides the Hajj, what else will this be used for?
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It's barely in the pic, but it was a nice shot:

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Good lord this thing is unreal!

It almost looks like one of those Stalinist gothic skyscrapers, but on steriods.
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Somehow I doubt Mohammed (the prophet) would approve- but then I never met the guy.
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Is it ok for muslims to build a gigantic supertall so close to theyr holiest place in the world???
A good building, but maybe on the wrong location.
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What do I know- I'm just an atheist watching it all go down- I can't wait to double-down on the floor!
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Old Posted Nov 12, 2006, 2:01 PM
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Wow thats huge!
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