A Hole in One

A very popular architectural trend here in Jeddah with new commercial construction is a tall modern building with a large opening in the building towards the top. My brother-in-law likes to joke that they build them this way so an airplane can fly right through. Once this building is completed, I’ll try to post another shot of it for you.


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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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7 Responses to A Hole in One

  1. omer yousaf says:

    I think,this is because of proper ventilation.In the province of Punjab in Pakistan most buildings have proper ventilation because temp rises to 47-49 c.like in jedda

  2. Guy D says:

    Wow very unique looking building, thanks for sharing

    All the best
    Regina In Pictures

  3. It actually makes the building look like a great big bottle opener.

  4. Pathfinder says:

    Actually I saw in the newspaper the other day that they are going to have an artistic
    light effects in this opened top that looks like a chandler.

  5. Jerry M says:

    If people in Saudi Arabia fly ultralight planes, I can imagine flying through buildings like this would be something young Saudis would do.

  6. Sorry I’m so late getting around — those connectivity problems that do crop up now and then. Terrific capture of a very interesting building. Look forward to seeing the finished product. Hope you have a great weekend, Susie!


  7. ewok1993 says:

    your bil might not be far off with his assumption; although I can’t imagine someone really starting an architectural trend like this. it’s nice tho’ i really think it is.

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