"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Mecca any more"
You can't make this stuff up ... see the picture below of the City of Mecca - Circa 2020
New Mecca - the new prayer space around the kaba will include nearly leveling the nearest *mountain* - Building Condo-style apartment towers to try and reduce the number of tents!
Please - no hate mail towards me for posting
For more pictures = http://forum.mpacuk.org/showthread.php?p=522505
Mosque expansion to change face of Mecca
by Lynne Roberts
Thursday, 10 January 2008
GRAND EXPANSION: Development of Mecca’s Grand Mosque will create space for an additional 500,000 worshippers.Expansion of the Grand Mosque will create space for an additional 500,000 worshippers and “change the face of Mecca”, according to the city’s mayor.
Up to 1,000 properties over an area of 300,000 square meters will be demolished to make way for more prayer space on the northern and northwestern parts of the mosque, Saudi daily Arab News reported.
The government has allocated $1.6bn in compensation for the buildings, which will be demolished within 60 days.