article in the economist about re-building and expanding mecca from the current capacity of 900,000 to 1.5 million worshippers.
among those approached for the project are two respected British architects, Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid. a slight controversy arises since Lord Foster is not a muslim; should he win the commission, he would have to implement his plans from a distance, since non-muslims cannot enter the holy city.
on a similar vein, I saw body of lies yesterday. not recommended.