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Old May 7th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #2901
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What is the meaning of what's written on top of the clock?
it reads: الله جل جلاله/Allah jalla jalaloh (in Arabic)
or : God Almighty ,or
God is great in his majesty (English)

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Old May 7th, 2009, 08:37 PM   #2902
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This building is listed as the second highest in the world in 2010. It is a great project, but I have a question,,, are they going to make clocks for the four sides of the tower or only the one facing the mosque??
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Old May 7th, 2009, 09:00 PM   #2903
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This building is listed as the second highest in the world in 2010. It is a great project, but I have a question,,, are they going to make clocks for the four sides of the tower or only the one facing the mosque??
it's going to be 4 clock,2 big clocks (diameter of 60 meter) and 2 small clocks (diameter of 40 meter)
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Old May 8th, 2009, 12:13 AM   #2904
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Are you sur, I read in wiki that the diameter is 80 meters, which is so huge.
This means the handels are about 30-35 meters, maybe 3-4 metes in width
This is like another big project. Why the clocks, is there any religous or cultural significance?
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Old May 8th, 2009, 12:40 AM   #2905
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Why the clocks, is there any religous or cultural significance?
Clocks are a big deal in Muslim societies as they are used to keep track of prayer times.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 12:37 PM   #2906
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I've been very against the clock since the idea was formed but in this picture it actually looks good...

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Old May 9th, 2009, 02:04 PM   #2907
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It's not quite symmetrical.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 04:22 PM   #2908
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What will be in the tower behind the clocks? It's a really big space.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 06:06 PM   #2909
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I've been very against the clock since the idea was formed but in this picture it actually looks good...
yeah, it's not nearly so gaudy in that rendering than in earlier ones where it was covered in bling-bling gold plating...
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Old May 9th, 2009, 07:49 PM   #2910
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It's not quite symmetrical.
to give the buildings more view angles to the holy mosque
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Old May 9th, 2009, 08:23 PM   #2911
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simply incredible, wonderfull.. It look like just going out of the 1001 nights..
i just feel strange with the non symetric doors in front of the majestic building
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Old May 10th, 2009, 07:27 AM   #2912
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I'd like to see how many pilgrims can afford to stay in this joint!
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Old May 10th, 2009, 04:53 PM   #2913
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Current height ?

Do you think the zone I draw is the current height ? what is this floor ?

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Old May 10th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #2914
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This is the floor where the steel structure will start and upper floors under the clock are Royal floors.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 03:36 AM   #2915
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I've been very against the clock since the idea was formed but in this picture it actually looks good...
Only Time will tell
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Old May 11th, 2009, 04:28 AM   #2916
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Ahh, CrazyDave, I see what you did there! But yeah i must agree, the clock looks tasteful in the latest rendering. It has more of an importance, and less of simply a decorative role. I think they've done a good job integrating the clock into the design.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 08:09 AM   #2917
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great updates guys, makes my job alot easier. yeah looks about 350m high atm
massive!
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Old May 11th, 2009, 08:40 AM   #2918
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wow nice diagram Cul. I would like to visit this one soooooooooooooooo much, but since i heard that it's virtually impossible to visit Mecca as a non muslim, it will be just a dream for me.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 10:58 AM   #2919
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Old May 11th, 2009, 02:56 PM   #2920
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of me, it's so ugly
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