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Old October 22nd, 2010, 06:05 AM   #6021
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lets not make this thread about Osama bin Laden.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 07:56 AM   #6022
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Don't talk anymore about that guy

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Old October 22nd, 2010, 11:15 AM   #6023
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Who is Osama Bin Laden?
according to Bush
he demolishes towers behinds people's back....

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Old October 22nd, 2010, 11:26 AM   #6024
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The whole family is working with skyscrapers.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 11:56 AM   #6025
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Who is Osama Bin Laden?
Killed 3,000 people on a certain day in 2001.

On topic:
I really like how the tower is turning out.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 12:34 PM   #6026
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and less/none are jews .

from what i watched in youtube - the real story.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 12:49 PM   #6027
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 03:18 PM   #6028
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and less/none are jews .

from what i watched in youtube - the real story.
Sorry to go (stay) off topic but I can't let that go. There is an internet site that looks into and gives opinion on these types of stupid claims and rumors. Sort of an urban legend fact checker. Here's the link to the facts. Any knucklehead with a computer and an axe to grind can post something on you-tube. I hope you are smart enough to realize that.

http://www.snopes.com/rumors/israel.asp


Jews were killed on 9-11! As were Muslims, Christians, Pagens, white people, black people, Hispanic people, Asians, left-handed people, Republicans, Democrats, fat people, skinny people, pregnant women, handicapped folks, football coaches..... Well, hopefully you get the idea. Don't believe the conspiracy nonsense, it's all half truths, cut up soundbites and a lot far out conjecture.

Back to topic and my apologies to all.

I love the clocks, From the renders I wasn't sure how I felt about this project but it is growing on me as it grows.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 03:19 PM   #6029
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wooooowww! a close up of the top ....Thanks asyiqul'huur
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 04:09 PM   #6030
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Can someone tell me WHY the time on the right clock is +4 MMT (+9 GMT)?????
And yesterday the clock was stopped and it's white lights were too bright. I guess its still being tested.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 04:16 PM   #6031
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From the future's west gate
NIIICCCEE! where is this place? ring road? Almansur st. ?
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 05:32 PM   #6032
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the building looks like a throne a giant chair
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 05:51 PM   #6033
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NIIICCCEE! where is this place? ring road? Almansur st. ?
may be Umm al Qura street? close to Saudi Hollandi Bank?
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 01:13 AM   #6034
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 06:15 AM   #6035
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 07:39 PM   #6036
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Giant Makkah clock to be ready next month

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A giant clock tower constructed in Islam’s holiest city of Makkah as one of the world’s highest towers will be completed next month and will be linked to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a Saudi newspaper said Saturday.

The third face of the clock skyscraper, which was launched on a trial basis last month, has been completed while the fourth side will be finished in early November, Sahafaonline Arabic language network reported.

“The fourth side is located south of the Makkah Grand Mosque…it will be finished early next month to mark the end of the project that will be one of the most important hallmarks for Muslims around the world,” it said.

“The clock timing will be linked to UTC after the fourth and last side is completed…a 23-metre crescent on the watch has been constructed and is believed to be the largest man-made crescent in the world….loudspeakers have also been installed on top of the watch to transmit prayers call, which can be heard within a distance of nearly seven km.”

UTC, also referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), Universal Time (UT), or "Zulu" is an international time scale used in astronomical and aviation publications, weather products, and other documents.

Formerly and still widely called GMT, UTC nominally reflects the mean solar time along the Earth's prime meridian. UTC is expressed using a 24-hour clock but can be converted into a 12-hour clock--AM and PM.

Inaugurating the clock tower last month, Saudi officials said they hoped it would establish Makkah as an alternate time standard to the Greenwich median.

The tower's height will reach 601 metres when it is completed, making it the world's second tallest building -- ahead of Taiwan's 509 metre Taipei 101, but well behind the Burj Khalifa, the 828 metre skyscraper in Dubai.

More than six times larger in diameter than London's famed Big Ben, the clock faces, with the Arabic words "In the Name of Allah" in huge lettering underneath and will be lit with two million LED lights.

The tower, which took two years to construct, is equipped with an elevator to take visitors to the surrounding balcony below the four clocks.

In August, the clock tower triggered panic among Muslim pilgrims when it was shrouded with fog, mistaken for smoke from a fire.

Civil Defence vehicles rushed to the tower site after receiving numerous calls from pilgrims saying that the building is engulfed in smoke.

http://www.emirates247.com/news/regi...10-23-1.307663
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 07:45 PM   #6037
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it took 2 years to build a 601 meter tower :O !!
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 11:09 PM   #6038
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 11:25 PM   #6039
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reminds me of a picture i took in October 2007

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Old October 24th, 2010, 02:25 AM   #6040
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it took 2 years to build a 601 meter tower :O !!
And a no ordinary tower! THIS tower!
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