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Old October 1st, 2010, 08:29 AM   #5821
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Old October 1st, 2010, 05:59 PM   #5822
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the structure going up at the moment above the clock face looks a bit flimsy to have people climbing it i think. has it sirpassed taipie 101 ret?
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Old October 1st, 2010, 08:21 PM   #5823
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i'm going to makkah in 2 days, and since i'v been following this thread i'll try to catch some pictures of angles u didn't see inshallah
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Old October 1st, 2010, 08:24 PM   #5824
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 06:47 AM   #5825
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 07:40 AM   #5826
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the structure going up at the moment above the clock face looks a bit flimsy to have people climbing it i think. has it sirpassed taipie 101 ret?
How the hell does 5ft thick pipe steel look flimsy to you? Are you retarded when it comes to structural support?
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 08:32 AM   #5827
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I wonder what the reason is for it to take so long to put up the bottom right corner of the writing, all the rest was done in a matter of days.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 08:44 AM   #5828
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I wonder what the reason is for it to take so long to put up the bottom right corner of the writing, all the rest was done in a matter of days.
Because the tower crane is attached to the building in that place.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 09:15 AM   #5829
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Oh, now that you mention it, I don't know how I could have overlooked that.

My bad.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 09:25 AM   #5830
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How the hell does 5ft thick pipe steel look flimsy to you? Are you retarded when it comes to structural support?
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 09:40 AM   #5831
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Seems like its slowing down quite a bit.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:16 AM   #5832
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 03:33 PM   #5833
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yeah chill mate ,because the clock face is so large it makes the structure on top seem small .i didnt realise it was 5 foot thick though cheers .
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Old October 4th, 2010, 12:23 AM   #5834
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Besting Big Ben: A Marvel in Makkah

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Old October 4th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #5835
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Old October 4th, 2010, 04:54 PM   #5836
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last picture its very impressive....skyscraper its anywhere and anyplace city in the world now..
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Old October 4th, 2010, 05:03 PM   #5837
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http://www.compositesworld.com/artic...el-in-makkah(2)



-Sorry link doesn't work!
Here's one that does: http://www.compositesworld.com/artic...-makkah%282%29
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Old October 4th, 2010, 05:20 PM   #5838
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http://www.compositesworld.com/artic...el-in-makkah(2)



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another link

http://www.compositesworld.com/artic...-makkah%282%29
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Old October 4th, 2010, 06:12 PM   #5839
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i just came back from there with "iPhone" photos i will upload them later today

Photos from Article: http://www.compositesworld.com/artic...-makkah%282%29





a closeup of the clock face indicates the huge scale of the project (note the workman in the lower right-hand corner). Source: Premier Composite Technologies





To test the design, a quarter clock face was built near Premier Composite Technologies’ facility. Erection of its nearly 50 parts, took six days and a crew of 12 and was the means to train installers. The section later was shipped to Makkah for incorporation into a clock face. Source: Premier Composite Tecchnologies





Drilling and LED insertion in the quarter clock face took eight people more than eight days, using injection molded 30 percent glass polybutylene terephthalate tubes bonded with Gurit’s Spabond 340 LV epoxy adhesive. Source: Premier Composite Technologies



Besting Big Ben: A Marvel in Makkah


Rising above Islam’s holiest city, the 610m/2001-ft tall Makkah Clock Royal Tower is the focal point for the nearly complete Abraj Al-Bait hotel complex opposite the Grand Mosque of Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. A key part of the Development of King Abdul Aziz Endowment (DOKAAE) project, devised to upgrade the mosque environs, the clock tower is the world’s largest — almost five times the size of London’s Big Ben.

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Old October 4th, 2010, 06:23 PM   #5840
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its confirmed that there will be solar panels on the round glass part on top for the clock
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