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    THIS astonishing skyscraper is set to become the world’s tallest building – and it really will stick out a mile.

    Plans were unveiled yesterday for Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia which will be exactly one mile high.

    It will have 275 floors and be twice the height of Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which is currently the world’s tallest building.

    Kingdom Tower is expected to cost £12billion to construct and it will take 12 minutes to reach the top in a lift.

    Members of the Saudi royal family unveiled the proposals showing that the megastructure will include hotels, offices apartments and a shopping centre.

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    The tower will have 12 million cubic square feet of interior space – 12 times more than Canary Wharf in East London. And it will be five times higher than the Shard of Glass in South London which will be Britain’s tallest building when completed next year.

    Kingdom Tower will be financed by the Saudi royal family-owned Kingdom Holding Company which is chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and is the nation’s largest company.

    US firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, which designed the Burj Khalifa, drew up the plans and skyscraper specialist Emaar, based in Dubai, is understood to have won the contract to build the tower outside the Red Sea port of Jeddah as the centre piece of a new city.

    But the project has been criticised by Rory Olcayto, deputy editor of The Architects’ Journal, who said: “The race to build the highest skyscraper is quite futile – where do you stop?

    “These buildings are a symbol of an old-fashioned way of thinking.”



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    وَأَنْ تَرَى الْحُفَاةَ الْعُرَاةَ الْعَالَةَ رِعَاءَ الشَّاءِ يَتَطَاوَلُونَ فِي الْبُنْيَانِ

    "...and that you will see the barefooted ones, the naked, the destitute, the herdsmen of the sheep (competing with each other) in raising lofty buildings."

    lol @ these stupid bedouins

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    Saudis sure know how to spend money wisely

    Oh well. Maybe once their oil runs out they'll make decent money from tourism. Their laws don't help though.

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      #3
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      Originally posted by Eventus View Post
      Saudis sure know how to spend money wisely

      Oh well. Maybe once their oil runs out and their laws "westernize" they'll make decent money from tourism.
      yh especially since its going to go into the pockets of European construction companies

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        Originally posted by UmarHadeed View Post
        yh especially since its going to go into the pockets of European construction companies
        I was being sarcastic, of course.

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          i was told in my hajj class, that it will 1.6 km high
          “And this worldly life is not but diversion and amusement. And indeed, the home of the Hereafter - that is the [eternal] life, if only they knew.” [29:64]

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            Originally posted by UmarHadeed View Post
            THIS astonishing skyscraper is set to become the world’s tallest building – and it really will stick out a mile.



            "...and that you will see the barefooted ones, the naked, the destitute, the herdsmen of the sheep (competing with each other) in raising lofty buildings.
            وَأَنْ تَرَى الْحُفَاةَ الْعُرَاةَ الْعَالَةَ رِعَاءَ الشَّاءِ يَتَطَاوَلُونَ فِي الْبُنْيَانِ

            "...and that you will see the barefooted ones, the naked, the destitute, the herdsmen of the sheep (competing with each other) in raising lofty buildings."

            Subhanallah the Messenger of Allah S.A.W. Indeed prophesized about this

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              Originally posted by vicious L View Post
              وَأَنْ تَرَى الْحُفَاةَ الْعُرَاةَ الْعَالَةَ رِعَاءَ الشَّاءِ يَتَطَاوَلُونَ فِي الْبُنْيَانِ

              "...and that you will see the barefooted ones, the naked, the destitute, the herdsmen of the sheep (competing with each other) in raising lofty buildings."

              Subhanallah the Messenger of Allah S.A.W. Indeed prophesized about this
              They sure know about this hadith and if it has no benefit for the Ummah then they shall be accountable for it on the day of judgement .
              Where there are no Ulemah(Scholars) there are many Muftis.

              I
              deal System of Living for All Mankind .

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                #8
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                the saudis know how to waste money

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                  #9
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                  Well done, another huge ugly building!

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                    #10
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                    Usually one builds up if land is in short supply. Certainly this is not true in KSA.

                    So I guess they're just bragging.

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                      #11
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                      They already built a new Kaa'ba that's right next doors to the actual Kaa'ba; that whole clocktower ziggurat-complex. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if they renovated the Kaa'ba into an obelisk that extends to outer space.

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                        #12
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                        YAWN ! like 3 year old news .

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                          #13
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                          hope hajj costs will not increase more.Saudis may put hand in Hajis pocket to get the money for building this tower.
                          Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is also reported to have said: “He who is very hasty and so bold as to pass verdicts is also bold in taking the path towards hell

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                            Originally posted by junaid123 View Post
                            hope hajj costs will not increase more.Saudis may put hand in Hajis pocket to get the money for building this tower.
                            Trust me Saudis dont need to do that Alhamdulilah :) .

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                              #15
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                              Hm, the great dilemmas the House of Saud face. You could pay for Hajj for massive amounts of people or build a mile high tower... I guess the mile high tower is more important.

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