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Old June 10th, 2010, 01:15 PM   #4401
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I think so too but Venezuela also has a 30 minutes difference in their timezone instead of one hour. (source: wikipedia)
Edit: nevermind, already been answered.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 03:12 PM   #4402
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Taken on 10/6/2010 (Today):









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Old June 10th, 2010, 04:12 PM   #4403
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great update thanks DreaM1981
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Old June 10th, 2010, 05:03 PM   #4404
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looks like they need to re-position those crane holders if they want to go any further
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Old June 10th, 2010, 06:13 PM   #4405
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It's an EPIC!
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Old June 10th, 2010, 06:48 PM   #4406
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unbelievable Mecca goes mega on this one
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Old June 10th, 2010, 08:33 PM   #4407
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Is the clock mechanism electric or mechanical?
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Old June 10th, 2010, 11:56 PM   #4408
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wow the clock with pure gold looks amazing, also are the columns just below the clock gold too?
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Old June 11th, 2010, 12:31 AM   #4409
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I love the swords on the clock. Funny how much I hated the clock idea before but it's looking spectacular.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 01:28 AM   #4410
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The clock face looks perfect on this tower. I can't wait to see it finished.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 02:04 AM   #4411
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Amazing to see so many cranes working together at such a height.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 10:59 AM   #4412
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Are you kidding me? Why exactly 2h 39m and 18.3seconds? That just doesn't make sense.
The concept of "Makkah Time" is based on a prime meridian passing through the Ka'ba, just as GMT (or UT) is based on the current prime meridian passing through Greenwich (as proposed at the International Meridian Conference in 1884 in Washington and now universally followed by everyone concerned with determining location on earth and timekeeping matters).

The time difference quoted in my posting is based on the exact geographical longitude of the Ka'ba (cf. Wikipedia) converted into temporal units.

As the result is not an integral number of hours (relative to GMT), or even a simple fraction expressed in hours, I doubt that "Makkah Time" will have much influence should Islamic countries eventually decide to adopt this concept.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 11:39 AM   #4413
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So the clock on the side would fit in the area which is not covered by steel? it will be really small comparing to the front one.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 04:13 PM   #4414
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This is totally surreal.
Thanks for posting it.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 08:35 PM   #4415
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The big clock is looking very nice and colorful !
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Old June 11th, 2010, 11:28 PM   #4416
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night shots from Al-Riyadh newspaper :





http://www.alriyadh.com/2010/06/12/article534184.html
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Old June 12th, 2010, 08:03 PM   #4417
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working 24/7
Thanks for the night shots jh1!
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Old June 12th, 2010, 09:05 PM   #4418
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working 24/7
Thanks for the night shots jh1!
i don't think 24/7
but in the summer, its more convenient to work in the night than to get roast in the 48 degree heat of day light.
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Old June 12th, 2010, 09:59 PM   #4419
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i don't think 24/7
but in the summer, its more convenient to work in the night than to get roast in the 48 degree heat of day light.
yeah thats the unadvantage of building a supertall in the desert
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Old June 12th, 2010, 10:28 PM   #4420
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The colors of the clock and the top part of the building are a bit different from the render:

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