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Old October 20th, 2010, 01:48 PM   #6001
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Looks magnificent in the third picture
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nice for Saudi arabia!
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Old October 20th, 2010, 05:39 PM   #6002
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first picture its awsome = kind like new palace for the king, and the beautiful queen has waiting at the top balcony for any handsome prince rescue her...
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Old October 20th, 2010, 09:57 PM   #6003
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The clock is a masterpiece of engineering knowledge.
Is it? Do you know anything about the movement of the clock?

If it is a full mechanical one, entirely powered by its own inertia, then it is quite nice considering is has four faces and "rings" at different times according to the prayer though I wouldn't call it a engineering masterpiece (as in a clock with complications giving you the position of stars, because such thing exists).

If it is a quartz powered clock then the first Swatch sold around is as complicated than this one.

I tried looking for information around but there's absolutely nothing on it. I suspect they went for a quartz movement because, although more simple and less prestigious, they tend to be more accurate than delicate mechanical movements that need to be revised and corrected regularly. Not to mention it does not "ring" properly talking which tend to make me believe it's as mechanical.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 11:57 PM   #6004
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Is it? Do you know anything about the movement of the clock?

If it is a full mechanical one, entirely powered by its own inertia, then it is quite nice considering is has four faces and "rings" at different times according to the prayer though I wouldn't call it a engineering masterpiece (as in a clock with complications giving you the position of stars, because such thing exists).

If it is a quartz powered clock then the first Swatch sold around is as complicated than this one.

I tried looking for information around but there's absolutely nothing on it. I suspect they went for a quartz movement because, although more simple and less prestigious, they tend to be more accurate than delicate mechanical movements that need to be revised and corrected regularly. Not to mention it does not "ring" properly talking which tend to make me believe it's as mechanical.

It's massive though.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 12:44 AM   #6005
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new pics by Asyiqul huur, for skyscrapercity, as his logo says

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Old October 21st, 2010, 12:48 AM   #6006
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hmm, the Annoying Building has started going down, at last !!

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Old October 21st, 2010, 12:53 AM   #6007
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I wish you guys post the pics in the larg size, so some of us looking for details don't need to go back to flicker!!
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Old October 21st, 2010, 12:56 AM   #6008
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i prefer that, too. but the pictures deteriorate when puffed. thats why i posted in medium size.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 01:00 AM   #6009
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here are some neat pics big

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Old October 21st, 2010, 03:31 AM   #6010
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Old October 21st, 2010, 06:21 AM   #6011
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Can't wait to see it finished and it looks like this:







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Old October 21st, 2010, 06:46 AM   #6012
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all the renders you posted are a Old, and the second one was amateur work (photoshop)

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Old October 21st, 2010, 06:49 AM   #6013
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all the renders you posted are a Old, and the second one was amateur work (photoshop)

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True. The 1st one is the closest to what it actually looks like.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 09:44 AM   #6014
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Abraj Al Bait Clock Tower Under-Construction:

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Old October 21st, 2010, 12:08 PM   #6015
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Who is the contractor?
Bin Laden Group.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 03:16 PM   #6016
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Old October 21st, 2010, 07:41 PM   #6017
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That is people in Saudi Arabia are already able to build such enormous buildings? I've thought, foreign builders work there.
They employ expats or foreign workers...

Saudi Binladin Group www.sbg.com.sa

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Old October 21st, 2010, 08:35 PM   #6018
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Lol the Bin Laden group has connections to Osama Bin Laden, which is really true.
The founder of the company: Sheikh Mohammed bin Laden Sayyid was also the father of Osama Bin Laden. Than his brother was the boss, and now a few of his newphews are in charge.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 02:17 AM   #6019
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Lol the Bin Laden group has connections to Osama Bin Laden, which is really true.
The founder of the company: Sheikh Mohammed bin Laden Sayyid was also the father of Osama Bin Laden. Than his brother was the boss, and now a few of his newphews are in charge.
they abounded the disturbed child along time ago (not part of the HUGE family anymore)
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 02:37 AM   #6020
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they abounded the disturbed child along time ago (not part of the HUGE family anymore)
no no no...you can't say that about him (disturbed child)

I guess someone has molested him as a kid,and he thought to himself
<<the whole world must pay for that....it's going to be my ultimate revenge>>
then he gave that evil lough,the one Butters uses in South Park whenever he thinks he's (Professor Chaos)



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