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Old September 14th, 2010, 12:28 AM   #5601
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It looks like it could top out before the end of the year!
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Old September 14th, 2010, 02:19 AM   #5602
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do all 4 sides of clock say same times as everywhere in saudi prince?
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Old September 14th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #5603
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this tower is so tall that you could see it in a different time zone, in that case it would be wrong
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Old September 14th, 2010, 02:45 AM   #5604
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It's so tall and large, that if I step on my tippy-toes, I can see it !!
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Old September 14th, 2010, 02:48 AM   #5605
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Doesn't Saudi Arabia use solar time? so every 1 degree you move east or west is a difference of 4 minutes. 1 degree is about 110km.

I looked it up, but can't find anything about Saudi Arabia using solar time.
The whole country is in the same time zone though, so there wouldn't be anywhere in a different time zone that you would be able to see the Abraj Al-Bait, so the time is correct for anyone who can see it.

That clock is Epic!
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Old September 14th, 2010, 05:01 AM   #5606
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Nice to see this thread back on topic

thanks for the updates guys, is the writing under the clock going to light up as well?
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Old September 14th, 2010, 07:34 AM   #5607
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It's probably inappropriate to make fun of Saudi methods of criminal punishment on this forum.
Sure if you say so. I didn't realise they cut peoples arms off. With that's said I wasn't making fun.

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Just wait until they build a replica of it next to the WTC.
I wish they would, to bad there isn't any room.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 07:48 AM   #5608
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they should'v rebuilt them next to the memorial, made them look more modern.. but. any way you got 7 now

PS: i live in saudi and i never seen anyone missing a hand, stop watching BBC
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Old September 14th, 2010, 08:29 AM   #5609
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they should'v rebuilt them next to the memorial, made them look more modern.. but. any way you got 7 now

PS: i live in saudi and i never seen anyone missing a hand, stop watching BBC
I hope there's nobody walking around with missing hands lol.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 09:23 AM   #5610
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you'd be shocked on how low the crime rates in saudi are ^

we have a court system and everything. Saudi have pardoned 25,000 prisoners last year however last month (Ramadan) alone was an other 25,000.

every time BBC (or any outsider news channel) gets a bad story about saudi, it exaggerate it, make it sound AS IF its not a "one case" but the whole community is suffering from it (as if we saudis are oppressed and we need BBC to save us LOL). while if saudi makes something GOOD you hear NOTHING.

some ppl doesn't even know "one" positive thing about saudi, which shows the media's role in this.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 11:33 AM   #5611
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The only missing hands I care about are the ones on the unfinished clock faces. Can we please get back to talking about the building?
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Old September 14th, 2010, 01:13 PM   #5612
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I've only see three side of the clock thus far
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Old September 14th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #5613
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all nice if you can afford these ultra new hotels. This brother stayed in the abrar-al-bait in ramadhan & paid £500 per night
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Old September 14th, 2010, 07:35 PM   #5614
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Honestly it really sucks that i can`t see that with my own eyes. >_<
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Old September 14th, 2010, 10:16 PM   #5615
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Old September 14th, 2010, 11:09 PM   #5616
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does hunchback live inside clock and wring the bells
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Old September 15th, 2010, 12:30 AM   #5617
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no bells in that tower. you will only hear this:

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Old September 15th, 2010, 05:40 AM   #5619
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Old September 15th, 2010, 05:44 AM   #5620
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looks different from the side, was that last shot taken from the holy mosque?
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