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Old March 17th, 2007, 06:04 PM   #381
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Someone needs to email the architect, developer, and/or constructor to find the exact heights and figures. I'm sure they'll answer.

BTW, we see the top number in that scanned elevation drawing, but we can't see the base number. Often times, architects do not measure from 0 meters. We really don't know what the base number is.
I already did!! or how would I get such drawing with specified height and details of the clock before the official announcement of construction of such big clock?

Take my word as final word please:

Height of the small front towers = 225 M + 15 M (tent) = 240 M
Height of main tower = 577 M

any future discussion about height can be called "useless arguement" since I am sure 100% of what I am saying plus what do you want more than part of the approved design drawing that I posted? lol
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Old March 17th, 2007, 08:01 PM   #382
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I like the idea of the clock.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 11:23 PM   #383
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i hope thet high Increase to 1km it will be great if they add two towers behind that two wing towers and make it 440m it make that project more massive
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Old March 18th, 2007, 03:23 AM   #384
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Isn't it massive enough already?

Man... this is really ugly. I always disliked this tower but this is horrible...

Why is it so important to have a record? They couldn't have the tallest building in the world so they went for the tallest clock tower...
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Old March 18th, 2007, 04:02 AM   #385
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gee is every new bldg in the world going over half a km?? how awesome. so is 577ma significant number? 1892ft? what happened in 1892?
such a massive clock. anyone got the time? lol

Only thing I can think of with regards to 577 is..

The 5 is for Five Pillars of Islam
7's are for 7 levels of Heaven?

haha K i suck in numerology but whatever.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 07:16 PM   #386
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Isn't it massive enough already?

Man... this is really ugly. I always disliked this tower but this is horrible...

Why is it so important to have a record? They couldn't have the tallest building in the world so they went for the tallest clock tower...
Who said that they are looking for a record?

It is very simple... The project is "Development of King AbdulAziz Endowment" so, they want this project to be known well all over the world as a respect to their father king abdul Aziz.

Also, They need the capacity to be very high cause more capaciry means more income which all is for the holy mosque as endowment for king abdulAziz.

They are not like Dubai looking for records but they need the project to be massive enough, modern, high capacity and notable as respect for king abdul Aziz name.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:10 PM   #387
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after looking at the building projected pic I think it looks great becz it is massive and different than other buildins which are just one tall buidling. this one is like a gate and 3 tall structures.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:43 PM   #388
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how many floors will it have?
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Old March 19th, 2007, 12:14 AM   #389
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guess where the worlds current largest clock is located?

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

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The Allen-Bradley Clock Tower is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest four-faced clock. Because the octagonal faces are nearly twice the size of the clocks in London’s Big Ben, chimes were never added in order to allow Big Ben to remain the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 06:36 PM   #390
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how many floors will it have?
the 485m version should have 76 but the new maybe 100 but i'm really not sure
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Old March 19th, 2007, 06:54 PM   #391
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how many floors will it have?
You can not count the floors easily or compare the number of floors in abraj al-bait to any another project at all.

Reason is: The height of floors are different... for example in shopping mall area, the height = 5.5 M for each floor.. in podium area, the height = 4.9 M for each floor... for tunnel the height of the floor = 15 M... in typical floors, height = 3.6 M and some are 4 M.

That is why I said "no need to count the floors and compare with other projects because this project is really special and totally different than other projects" since it has

Shopping Mall.
Two tunnels
Car parking
Museum
Resturants
Mosques
Small hospital
plus the hotel which has the clock and many other mixed stuff too.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #392
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thanks DreaM1981
but i do not want to compare it with other projects
i just wanted to know hao many floors it will have

i thought something about 100 floors

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Old March 19th, 2007, 07:40 PM   #393
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I like...it looks like old russian style....
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Old March 19th, 2007, 08:52 PM   #394
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 03:02 AM   #395
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Wow, what happened to this one?
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 05:13 AM   #396
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Haha. Mine is bigger .

Well, it's not the biggest clock. It's the biggest FOUR FACED clock.
The Colgate clock in hoboken is quite a contender with its 50+ feet height.

BTW, I have the biggest pencil with four dents in the back and burned on the front, lined with lateral teeth holes, in raw wood, round and sitting on the back of a 7 sheets stapled document printed on a laserjet with two squares and 5 lines drawn on the back, using my writing.

I should call Guiness. Well, wait, better, I hear the call of Guiness... Beer never waits !

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN


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Old March 22nd, 2007, 07:41 AM   #397
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the new design is quite tacky compared to the old one. nice clock though.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 06:40 PM   #398
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24/03/2007




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Old March 24th, 2007, 08:05 PM   #399
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Very sureal... thx for the pics!
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