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Old Posted Dec 20, 2007, 4:32 AM
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Um, does anybody read other people's posts anymore? Not to beat a dead horse, but in posts 87 & 88 I posted links to the developer's website as well as the official website for Abraj Al-Bait towers. There is no giant clock feature, yet people seem to be discussing it as if it is still part of the plan. The clock rendering on page 1 of this thread is nearly a year old--current renders are sans clock. Does anybody have an opinoin on the latest design?
     
     
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The latest design on the first post did have the clock which is why we assumed that was the latest design, and plus the diagram of this building still has the clock.
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This is the current rendering from the developers Website. . . I lifted it from the PDF document and uploaded it to my online gallery. . .

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I am so glad they got rid of the clock. This one sure is a beauty now.
     
     
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It looks almost Stalinist. Like one of the 7 Sisters in Moscow.
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Looks like a mix of the Venetian in Las Vegas and Big Ben.
I immediately thought the Strip in Vegas. I'm thinking a new Aladdin Hotel/Casino.
     
     
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jeez, that's crazy!
     
     
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I immediately thought the Strip in Vegas. I'm thinking a new Aladdin Hotel/Casino.
Exactly what I was thinking. I can smell the outcry.
     
     
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Yeah. . . it isn't really all that groundbreaking outside of its height, but the design is somewhat common for modern buildings on the Arabian Peninsula. . .
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Exactly what I was thinking. I can smell the outcry.
Somebody pointed out here or on SSC that - at the time - St Paul's cathedral was THE architectural feat.

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Yeah, very curious of how the internal features are going to come out in comparison to lets say, St Paul's. I hope its something noteworthy.
     
     
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Yeah. . . it isn't really all that groundbreaking outside of its height, but the design is somewhat common for modern buildings on the Arabian Peninsula. . .
Its location is what's groundbreaking...

as tho height, a good potion of the bulding is still spire.
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How does a building 1952 ft pinnacle only have 76 floors?
     
     
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How does a building 1952 ft pinnacle only have 76 floors?
From the Dar Group (the developer) website which I hotlinked to in post #87 of this thread:

"The tallest tower with over 100 floors - a 2,000-room, 5-star hotel..."

Also from that site, a bit of information on the spire:

The hotel's top levels are crowned with the project's "Jewel" the 4-storey Lunar Center housing a museum, library and telescope dome, along with helicopter control tower, and a spire with telecom tower and upper viewing deck

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This is the current rendering from the developers Website. . . I lifted it from the PDF document and uploaded it to my online gallery. . .
As the first post in this thread said, that's the 2005 design.

They just haven't got around to updating their website with this monstrosity of a design that was released a few months ago.



It's a disgrace that UNESCO has allowed them to build a smegging Vegas x10 sized hotel next to such a religious site demolishing hundreds of ancient buildings in the process.

Anyone know what they are building on the site in the bottom right of this picture?
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Funny

That they can go to the trouble to build such a thing but can't update their website.

So does this have the clock or not...
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Yeah. . . I'd like to know too. . .
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well, it might as well have a clock, i guess
     
     
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