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Gensler unveils massive expansion plans for southern Mecca


[...] As in any of the many redevelopment proposals around the Al Haram, they are driven by the desire to achieve extremely high densities in order to provide accommodation to the ever increasing number of pilgrims, at the expense of impacting the urban grain of Makkah. Romantic references to courtyards and roshan balconies are a thing of the past, and not achievable under current economic pressures either in Makkah or elsewhere in the area.

Posted date

25 November, 2009

Posted time

6:58 pm