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Old June 13th, 2010, 12:55 AM   #4421
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I'd say they look even better. Let's see how that spire turns out.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 01:05 AM   #4422
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Makkah Clock Tower set to open soon



By BADEA ABU AL-NAJA | ARAB NEWS

Published: Jun 13, 2010 00:02 Updated: Jun 13, 2010 00:05

MAKKAH: The Makkah Clock Tower, which is being built on the instructions of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, is scheduled to be inaugurated shortly.

The tower, designed by a leading German company, on completion will be the tallest in the world. It can be viewed from a distance of seven kilometers.

The clock will stand 402 meters tall on the fifth tower of the King Abdul Aziz Endowment Project facing the Grand Mosque. The tower housing the clock is being built in a peculiar Islamic style of architecture.

The clock will have four faces — one in each direction. Two of the clocks will be 80 meters tall, 65meters wide and 39meters in diameter. The name of Allah will be inscribed on each of the four clock faces.

The other two clocks will be 65 meters tall, 43 meters wide and 25 meters in diameter.

Two lifts will carry visitors to a five-meter balcony below the clocks. The landmark edifice will also carry intricate Islamic decorative artwork.

On completion the tower will be the tallest in the world — taller than the Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science in Poland’s capital city, London’s Big Ben, Rajabai Clock Tower in Mumbai and the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower in Milwaukee, US.

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Old June 13th, 2010, 01:12 AM   #4423
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I think they meant the tallest as a clock tower. This is clear from the comparison. ARAB NEWS should review their articles before confusing people.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 03:54 PM   #4424
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Rightly, tallest clock tower....
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Old June 13th, 2010, 04:36 PM   #4425
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Its starting to look really good now. I just came back from Riyadh. Shame I cant go to Mecca.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 10:29 PM   #4426
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I read that the tower is supposed to be completed by end of Aug. I don't know if they can finish at that time, especially that it says in wiki that there are 11,240 units in all 7 towers. Can anyone give us a feedback on these two info: (date,# units)
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Old June 15th, 2010, 08:53 PM   #4427
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It looks like progress is coming along nicely.

Compare photos of 10 weeks ago.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 09:45 AM   #4428
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can wait to see the clock operational soon....
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Old June 17th, 2010, 09:59 AM   #4429
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Yes, I hope they finish the clock soon, I need to set my watch...
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Old June 17th, 2010, 03:12 PM   #4430
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Molto bella architettura
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Old June 17th, 2010, 03:27 PM   #4431
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What a huge project

Absolutely amazing!
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Old June 17th, 2010, 04:49 PM   #4432
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This project is just off the charts... I'm mostly against relegion as a whole,
but since it can also lead to something like this I can only say

(by the way, how many cranes are there in that area?!)
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Old June 17th, 2010, 06:37 PM   #4433
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Old June 17th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #4434
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i see 27 cranes :p
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Old June 17th, 2010, 06:58 PM   #4435
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I feel dizziness , thanks a lot GulfArabia
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Old June 17th, 2010, 09:05 PM   #4436
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crazy place

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Old June 18th, 2010, 12:32 PM   #4437
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Is this picture taken from the top of the main tower?
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Old June 18th, 2010, 01:08 PM   #4438
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Is this picture taken from the top of the main tower?
SURE
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Old June 18th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #4439
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might be a lil pointless, but found this :p


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Old June 18th, 2010, 06:37 PM   #4440
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The colors of the clock and the top part of the building are a bit different from the render:

only the color
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