• Mossessian Architecture to build Islamic faith museum in Mecca

    London studio Mossessian Architecture has won a competition to design the Makkah Museum, a new building dedicated to the Islamic faith in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Makkah Museum will occupy a site seven kilometres from the Grand Mosque, which houses the Kaaba – the most sacred location in the world for Muslims. The building will include 5,600 square metres of gallery space to host exhibitions related to the international practice and history of Islam and the life of Muhammad. It will also contain a reception area, an auditorium, book store, teaching space, roof garden and restaurant. "The Makkah Museum will offer a unique interpretation and reflection of faith to the millions of Muslims who visit Makkah from around the world and who, up until this point, have had no cultural institution...

    published: 15 Jan 2016
  • Ark​-​e​-​tech, Mecca, & Bushmech ~ Ancient Architect

    published: 23 Feb 2015
  • Ark E Tech Feat Mecca & Bushmech - Ancient Architect

    VA-Carved_From_Ohm-2015 https://lunecell.bandcamp.com/track/the-awareness-remix-va-carved-from-ohm

    published: 19 Apr 2015
  • Makkah Al-Mukaramah Development 2020: Grand Expansion of Al Haram Mosque proposal

    Makkah Al-Mukaramah Development 2020: Grand Expansion of Al Haram Mosque proposal 3D animation work for the Grand Expansion of Al-Haram Mosque in The Holy City of Makkah Al-Mukaramah, design by Hijjas Kasturi Associates. Dubbed by Makkah’s governor as the biggest project in the kingdom’s history, the Grand Mosque is undergoing its largest expansion project to date, under the leadership of King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz. The project aims to increase the mosque’s capacity so it will be able to accommodate around two million worshippers at a time. It also involves the construction of bridges and pedestrian pathways to facilitate the movement of worshippers. The expansion project also aims to provide new health centres, water and electricity stations and civil defence offices in the mosque ...

    published: 06 Apr 2010
  • Mecca's towers from the top Next to the AZAN

    published: 03 Sep 2013
  • Architecture doesn't have to be "complicated," says David Chipperfield

    British architect David Chipperfield describes his approach to designing The Bryant, his first New York residential tower, in a new video about the project. Read the full story on Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/?p=833393 Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest architecture and design movies: http://bit.ly/1tcULvh

    published: 14 Jan 2016
  • One Minute Architecture: SANAA Sumida Hokusai Museum

    A visit to Sanaa's Hokusai Museum in Tokyo. I think the building itself is quite beautiful. The brushed metal clad facade and triangular cut wedges are proportionately well balanced, but that's where it all stops. SANAA, Kazuyo Sejima and Rye Nishizawa received the Pritzker prize in 2010 for being "deceptively simple" and for their architecture which "stands out in direct contrast with the bombastic". Ironically great care has been taken by the Sumida-ward who runs the museum to destroy the simplicity of the spaces. Signs and cones are placed everywhere in order to attend people of the sloped walls, windows and staircases, corners. The programme is rather odd with a toilet right next to the entrance reception. The reception desk, umbrella stands, and other signage are a mere aftertho...

    published: 04 Jan 2017
  • Mecca-Divergence

    Compiled by Splund Artwork by Splund: www.facebook.com/djsplund?ref=ts&fref=ts Mastered by Anti-Logic: www.facebook.com/AntiLogic?ref=ts&fref=ts https://glitchytonicrecords.bandcamp.com/album/va-photosynthesis-55

    published: 18 Mar 2015
  • Building Height Comparison

    Update: Compare their Height and Size in 3D, with corrected mistakes and more featured buildings : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb394YKtu6Q Single shot animated size comparison of the tallest buildings. Features: Average Person (1.7m/5.6ft) Tool Shed (2.1m/6.9ft) Wood Shed (2.4m/7.9ft) London Telephone box (2.8m/9.2ft) Small Cottage (3.1m/10.2ft) Average 2-story House (5.4m/17.7ft) Average Mansion (10m/32.8ft) Newby-Mcmahon Building (12m/39.4) Statue of Zeus (13m/42.7ft) Temple of Artemis (18m/59.1ft) Colosseus of Rhodes (30m/98.4ft) Chichen Itzu (30m/98.4ft) Christ the Redeemer (40m/131ft) Roman Pantheon (43m/141ft) Colosseum (49m/161ft) Leaning Tower of Pisa (56m/184ft) Giant Wild Goose Pagoda (60m/197ft) Sydney Oprea House (65m/213ft) Statue of Librety (93m/305ft) Big Ben (96m/315...

    published: 24 May 2014
  • 1/2 Tents - The Beginning of Architecture: The Culture Show

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM4S2hGZDSE7GzEU_1dN_ZRShuV5012bB First broadcast: 23 Jun 2014. All architecture begins with the tent. Tents are what humans lived in before we put down roots and began our love affair with bricks and mortar. And no-one is more obsessed with solid, heavy, permanent buildings than the British. To us, the tent is something flimsy and temporary that we will only endure bedding down in on rare occasions. But has civilisation - and architects in particular - unfairly overlooked the brilliant, efficient design of the tent? In an overcrowded world faced with a housing crisis and dwindling natural resources, could the tent be the answer? Tom Dyckhoff thinks it could well be. As festival season begins, Tom's freewheeling journey into the secret life of the ...

    published: 03 Jul 2014
  • A ROAD TO MECCA

    A ROAD TO MECCA is about the spiritual journey of Leopold Weiss, a Viennese Jew who converted to Islam in the 1920's and became the Muslim scholar Muhammad Asad, one of the most important Muslims of the 20th century, spreading its message of peace and brotherhood as a journalist and author of books such as Islam at the Crossroads, The Principles of State and Government in Islam and his autobiography, The Road to Mecca. He served as an advisor to the royal court of Saudi Arabia and was a co-founder of Pakistan and its Ambassador to the UN.

    published: 04 Feb 2009
  • Julian Schnabel at Philip Johnson's Glass House

    Built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, has become a place of pilgrimage for lovers of modern and contemporary painting and sculpture. Its position as an art mecca comes thanks to the patronage of its owners, Johnson and his partner, American art critic and curator David Whitney, who both passed away in 2005. Designed initially as Johnson’s residence, the site grew to house the couple’s ever-growing art collection, which includes pieces by Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman and Julian Schnabel. Read more on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/2uik88I ___ Subscribe to NOWNESS here: http://bit.ly/youtube-nowness Like NOWNESS on Facebook: http://bit.ly/facebook-nowness Follow NOWNESS on Twitter: http://bit.ly/twitter-nowness Daily exclusives for t...

    published: 09 Aug 2017
  • Jabal Omar Architectural Competition - Jury Process

    On the 10th & 11th January 2017 the Jabal Omar Development Company held its jury for a limited architectural competition between four of the world's top architectural firms. The project is a high-end hospitality complex located at the heart of the Jabal Omar site opposite the Holy Kaaba in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The jury consisted of 5-members including renowned Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill, UCL Bartlett Professor of Architecture Peter Bishop, Four Seasons SVP John Miller, Jabal Omar CCO Richard Ollier and Saudi architect Hisham Malaika.

    published: 29 Jan 2017
  • Architectural Models - MECCA & MEDINA

    Modelcenter, Inc. - architectural models - MECCA MEDINA Music by Rich Smith

    published: 31 Dec 2008
  • Unnatural - New Mecca

    published: 03 Jul 2011
  • 25th Anniversary Gaylord Golf Mecca - Mike Husby Architect - The Loon & Marsh Ridge

    25th Anniversary Gaylord Golf Mecca Mike Husby Architect - The Loon & Marsh Ridge with Jack Berry.

    published: 21 Apr 2012
Mossessian Architecture to build Islamic faith museum in Mecca

Mossessian Architecture to build Islamic faith museum in Mecca

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  • Updated: 15 Jan 2016
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London studio Mossessian Architecture has won a competition to design the Makkah Museum, a new building dedicated to the Islamic faith in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Makkah Museum will occupy a site seven kilometres from the Grand Mosque, which houses the Kaaba – the most sacred location in the world for Muslims. The building will include 5,600 square metres of gallery space to host exhibitions related to the international practice and history of Islam and the life of Muhammad. It will also contain a reception area, an auditorium, book store, teaching space, roof garden and restaurant. "The Makkah Museum will offer a unique interpretation and reflection of faith to the millions of Muslims who visit Makkah from around the world and who, up until this point, have had no cultural institution of this kind to enhance their visit to the holiest of Muslim cities," said a statement from Mossessian. Mossessian teamed up with Paris exhibition architects Studio Adeline Rispal to enter the invited competition for the museum project. The duo were announced as the winners this week. Rispal designed a central void inside the structure to act as a "virtual minaret" that visitors ascend as they move through the exhibitions. "Mossessian Architecture has delivered this by devising a continuous ramp system to ascend the void, with a parallel spiral staircase for the descent," explained the architects. "Both circular (like the celestial sphere) and ascending (symbolising the spiritual journey), the central minaret-shaped void calls upon the Muslim community to transcend earthly concerns through their faith – and pursuing the quest for knowledge onwards into infinity." Read the full story on Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/?p=834612 Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest architecture and design movies: http://bit.ly/1tcULvh
https://wn.com/Mossessian_Architecture_To_Build_Islamic_Faith_Museum_In_Mecca
Ark​-​e​-​tech, Mecca, & Bushmech ~ Ancient Architect

Ark​-​e​-​tech, Mecca, & Bushmech ~ Ancient Architect

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  • Updated: 23 Feb 2015
  • views: 21590
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https://wn.com/Ark​_​E​_​Tech,_Mecca,_Bushmech_~_Ancient_Architect
Ark E Tech Feat Mecca & Bushmech - Ancient Architect

Ark E Tech Feat Mecca & Bushmech - Ancient Architect

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  • Duration: 10:21
  • Updated: 19 Apr 2015
  • views: 458
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VA-Carved_From_Ohm-2015 https://lunecell.bandcamp.com/track/the-awareness-remix-va-carved-from-ohm
https://wn.com/Ark_E_Tech_Feat_Mecca_Bushmech_Ancient_Architect
Makkah Al-Mukaramah Development 2020: Grand Expansion of Al Haram Mosque proposal

Makkah Al-Mukaramah Development 2020: Grand Expansion of Al Haram Mosque proposal

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  • Duration: 3:13
  • Updated: 06 Apr 2010
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Makkah Al-Mukaramah Development 2020: Grand Expansion of Al Haram Mosque proposal 3D animation work for the Grand Expansion of Al-Haram Mosque in The Holy City of Makkah Al-Mukaramah, design by Hijjas Kasturi Associates. Dubbed by Makkah’s governor as the biggest project in the kingdom’s history, the Grand Mosque is undergoing its largest expansion project to date, under the leadership of King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz. The project aims to increase the mosque’s capacity so it will be able to accommodate around two million worshippers at a time. It also involves the construction of bridges and pedestrian pathways to facilitate the movement of worshippers. The expansion project also aims to provide new health centres, water and electricity stations and civil defence offices in the mosque complex. Architect: Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn. http://www.hijjaskasturi.com/ Music: Fidzaudiowork More details: Makkah Development 2020 http://wn.com/the_makkah_development_2020
https://wn.com/Makkah_Al_Mukaramah_Development_2020_Grand_Expansion_Of_Al_Haram_Mosque_Proposal
Mecca's towers from the top Next to the AZAN

Mecca's towers from the top Next to the AZAN

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  • Updated: 03 Sep 2013
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https://wn.com/Mecca's_Towers_From_The_Top_Next_To_The_Azan
Architecture doesn't have to be "complicated," says David Chipperfield

Architecture doesn't have to be "complicated," says David Chipperfield

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  • Updated: 14 Jan 2016
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British architect David Chipperfield describes his approach to designing The Bryant, his first New York residential tower, in a new video about the project. Read the full story on Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/?p=833393 Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest architecture and design movies: http://bit.ly/1tcULvh
https://wn.com/Architecture_Doesn't_Have_To_Be_Complicated,_Says_David_Chipperfield
One Minute Architecture: SANAA Sumida Hokusai Museum

One Minute Architecture: SANAA Sumida Hokusai Museum

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  • Updated: 04 Jan 2017
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A visit to Sanaa's Hokusai Museum in Tokyo. I think the building itself is quite beautiful. The brushed metal clad facade and triangular cut wedges are proportionately well balanced, but that's where it all stops. SANAA, Kazuyo Sejima and Rye Nishizawa received the Pritzker prize in 2010 for being "deceptively simple" and for their architecture which "stands out in direct contrast with the bombastic". Ironically great care has been taken by the Sumida-ward who runs the museum to destroy the simplicity of the spaces. Signs and cones are placed everywhere in order to attend people of the sloped walls, windows and staircases, corners. The programme is rather odd with a toilet right next to the entrance reception. The reception desk, umbrella stands, and other signage are a mere afterthought and don't seem to have been part of the original design. Furthermore, circulation with the main exhibition hall being on the 4th floor and accessible by only two small lifts seems to be problematic as well. It does not look like that Sumida can count on a Bilbao-effect with this building. I'm also curious to know how much Sanaa was involved in the discussion of the programme.
https://wn.com/One_Minute_Architecture_Sanaa_Sumida_Hokusai_Museum
Mecca-Divergence

Mecca-Divergence

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  • Updated: 18 Mar 2015
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Compiled by Splund Artwork by Splund: www.facebook.com/djsplund?ref=ts&fref=ts Mastered by Anti-Logic: www.facebook.com/AntiLogic?ref=ts&fref=ts https://glitchytonicrecords.bandcamp.com/album/va-photosynthesis-55
https://wn.com/Mecca_Divergence
Building Height Comparison

Building Height Comparison

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  • Updated: 24 May 2014
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Update: Compare their Height and Size in 3D, with corrected mistakes and more featured buildings : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb394YKtu6Q Single shot animated size comparison of the tallest buildings. Features: Average Person (1.7m/5.6ft) Tool Shed (2.1m/6.9ft) Wood Shed (2.4m/7.9ft) London Telephone box (2.8m/9.2ft) Small Cottage (3.1m/10.2ft) Average 2-story House (5.4m/17.7ft) Average Mansion (10m/32.8ft) Newby-Mcmahon Building (12m/39.4) Statue of Zeus (13m/42.7ft) Temple of Artemis (18m/59.1ft) Colosseus of Rhodes (30m/98.4ft) Chichen Itzu (30m/98.4ft) Christ the Redeemer (40m/131ft) Roman Pantheon (43m/141ft) Colosseum (49m/161ft) Leaning Tower of Pisa (56m/184ft) Giant Wild Goose Pagoda (60m/197ft) Sydney Oprea House (65m/213ft) Statue of Librety (93m/305ft) Big Ben (96m/315ft) Lighthouse of Alexandria (120m/394ft) -Tallest Lighthouse ever built Spring Temple Budda (128m/420) -Tallest Statue Great Pyramid of Giza (139m/456ft) Singapore Flyer (165m/541ft) -Tallest Wheel Taj Mahal (171m/561ft) Kuwait Towers (187m/614ft) -Tallest Water Towers Gateway Arch (192m/630ft) Carlton Centre (224m/734ft) (Tallest in Africa) Costanera Center (300m/984ft) (Tallest in SA) Q1 (323m/1059ft) (Tallest in AU) Eiffel Tower (324m/1063ft) Millau Viaduct (342m/1122ft) (Tallest Bridge) Empire State Building (443m/1453ft) Petronas Twin Tower (452m/1483ft) Taipei 101 (508m/1667ft) One World Trade Centre (526m/1726ft) Ostankino Tower (540m/1772ft) (Tallest in Europe) CN Tower (553m/1814ft) Abraj Al Bait Towers (601m/1972ft) -Tallest Clock Tower KVLY-TV mast (629m/2064ft) (Tallest in NA) -Tallest mast current Shanghai Towers (632m/2073ft) Tokyo Sky Tree (634m/2080ft) - Tallest freestanding tower Warsaw Radio Mast (646m/2119ft) -Tallest collapsed structure Burj Khalifa (828m/2717ft) - Tallest building in the world Kingdom Tower (1007m/3304ft) Bionic Tower (~1200m/~4000ft) Al Jaber Tower (~1800m/~6000ft) Shimizu Mega-City Pyramid (~2000m/~6600ft) Dubai City Tower (~2400m/~7800ft) Ultima Tower (~3200m/~10000ft) X-Seed 4000 (~4000m/~13000ft) Includes a full scale zoom from 4:00 (Best Part) PS: The Taj Mahal height is wrong, it's 73m, the diagonal length then is 171m. Thanks for pointing that out. This is rectified in the updated 3d size comparison.
https://wn.com/Building_Height_Comparison
1/2 Tents - The Beginning of Architecture: The Culture Show

1/2 Tents - The Beginning of Architecture: The Culture Show

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  • Updated: 03 Jul 2014
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https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM4S2hGZDSE7GzEU_1dN_ZRShuV5012bB First broadcast: 23 Jun 2014. All architecture begins with the tent. Tents are what humans lived in before we put down roots and began our love affair with bricks and mortar. And no-one is more obsessed with solid, heavy, permanent buildings than the British. To us, the tent is something flimsy and temporary that we will only endure bedding down in on rare occasions. But has civilisation - and architects in particular - unfairly overlooked the brilliant, efficient design of the tent? In an overcrowded world faced with a housing crisis and dwindling natural resources, could the tent be the answer? Tom Dyckhoff thinks it could well be. As festival season begins, Tom's freewheeling journey into the secret life of the tent takes him back to the origins of human habitat: the yurts and tipis of our nomadic past, to the German mecca of high-tech, cutting-edge tensile architecture and to the spiritual home of the modern peace camp where the tent became a symbol of political resistance. Along the way he discovers that our acceptance of the tent and our openness to alternatives to traditional stone and brick buildings is all a state of mind. The homes of the future could be fabric for all of us.
https://wn.com/1_2_Tents_The_Beginning_Of_Architecture_The_Culture_Show
A ROAD TO MECCA

A ROAD TO MECCA

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  • Updated: 04 Feb 2009
  • views: 1479
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A ROAD TO MECCA is about the spiritual journey of Leopold Weiss, a Viennese Jew who converted to Islam in the 1920's and became the Muslim scholar Muhammad Asad, one of the most important Muslims of the 20th century, spreading its message of peace and brotherhood as a journalist and author of books such as Islam at the Crossroads, The Principles of State and Government in Islam and his autobiography, The Road to Mecca. He served as an advisor to the royal court of Saudi Arabia and was a co-founder of Pakistan and its Ambassador to the UN.
https://wn.com/A_Road_To_Mecca
Julian Schnabel at Philip Johnson's Glass House

Julian Schnabel at Philip Johnson's Glass House

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  • Updated: 09 Aug 2017
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Built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, has become a place of pilgrimage for lovers of modern and contemporary painting and sculpture. Its position as an art mecca comes thanks to the patronage of its owners, Johnson and his partner, American art critic and curator David Whitney, who both passed away in 2005. Designed initially as Johnson’s residence, the site grew to house the couple’s ever-growing art collection, which includes pieces by Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman and Julian Schnabel. Read more on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/2uik88I ___ Subscribe to NOWNESS here: http://bit.ly/youtube-nowness Like NOWNESS on Facebook: http://bit.ly/facebook-nowness Follow NOWNESS on Twitter: http://bit.ly/twitter-nowness Daily exclusives for the culturally curious: http://bit.ly/nowness-com Behind the scenes on Instagram: http://bit.ly/instagram-nowness Curated stories on Tumblr: http://bit.ly/tumblr-nowness Inspiration on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/pinterest-nowness Staff Picks on Vimeo: http://bit.ly/vimeo-nowness Subscribe on Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/nowness Follow NOWNESS on Google+: http://bit.ly/google-nowness
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Jabal Omar Architectural Competition - Jury Process

Jabal Omar Architectural Competition - Jury Process

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  • Duration: 3:22
  • Updated: 29 Jan 2017
  • views: 241
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On the 10th & 11th January 2017 the Jabal Omar Development Company held its jury for a limited architectural competition between four of the world's top architectural firms. The project is a high-end hospitality complex located at the heart of the Jabal Omar site opposite the Holy Kaaba in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The jury consisted of 5-members including renowned Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill, UCL Bartlett Professor of Architecture Peter Bishop, Four Seasons SVP John Miller, Jabal Omar CCO Richard Ollier and Saudi architect Hisham Malaika.
https://wn.com/Jabal_Omar_Architectural_Competition_Jury_Process
Architectural Models - MECCA & MEDINA

Architectural Models - MECCA & MEDINA

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  • Duration: 4:57
  • Updated: 31 Dec 2008
  • views: 1767
videos https://wn.com/Architectural_Models_Mecca_Medina
Unnatural - New Mecca

Unnatural - New Mecca

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  • Duration: 11:12
  • Updated: 03 Jul 2011
  • views: 639
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https://wn.com/Unnatural_New_Mecca
25th Anniversary Gaylord Golf Mecca - Mike Husby Architect - The Loon & Marsh Ridge

25th Anniversary Gaylord Golf Mecca - Mike Husby Architect - The Loon & Marsh Ridge

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  • Duration: 8:01
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2012
  • views: 117
videos https://wn.com/25Th_Anniversary_Gaylord_Golf_Mecca_Mike_Husby_Architect_The_Loon_Marsh_Ridge