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Old October 30th, 2010, 04:00 PM   #6121
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Another "dead" day
I hate the days when nothing new is discussed on the two Abraj threads. And I also hate it when there are no new pics.
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Old October 30th, 2010, 05:46 PM   #6122
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Then do something about it. We don't wanna read your useless complaints. If you've got nothing relevant to say then don't post.
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Old October 30th, 2010, 06:37 PM   #6123
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Although this shouldn't really be discussed here, but allow me to disagree with you guys!
Attempting to translate a sentence from Arabic to English using Arabic "Qawa3ed" is absolute non-sense! Neither "A' nor "The" would have the "implications" in Arabic as they do in English, Yes in Arabic Mohammed (PBUH) is "Rasoul Allah", but that doesn't make him "The Messenger" when speaking in English since such term may suggest in a way that he was "The Only Messenger"... Which isn't true whether you were a follower of Islam or any other monotheistic religion (speaking as a secular). Moses is A messenger, Jesus is A messenger... and Mohammed maybe seen by some as "The Final Messenger" but that doesn't make him "The Messenger"!

"Nakirah", "Ma3rifah" and "Modaf Elaih" don't exist in English, that's Enlgish 101, and that's also exactly why translations of the Holy Quran are not considered "Sacred" per se, and why versus should only be recited in Arabic during prayers

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Old October 30th, 2010, 06:42 PM   #6124
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I had a chance to see this early last year looks great glad to see its moving along nicely - loved Makka and Medina
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Old October 30th, 2010, 07:31 PM   #6125
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To skyscraperfans who missed this news

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.

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Old October 30th, 2010, 08:10 PM   #6126
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So wait, this clock will not be synced with Mecca's local time?
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Old October 30th, 2010, 11:22 PM   #6127
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Old October 31st, 2010, 02:32 PM   #6128
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i hope my dream of going to mecca will be fulfill, insyaallah....
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Old November 1st, 2010, 03:26 AM   #6129
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Old November 1st, 2010, 03:47 AM   #6130
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A brand new one...Nice!
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Old November 1st, 2010, 08:00 PM   #6131
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Really diggin the labyrinth motif, but they are stylized letters I gather? or not?
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Old November 1st, 2010, 09:10 PM   #6132
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Yeah, they're stylized arabic words (cubic calligraphy?)
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Old November 1st, 2010, 11:19 PM   #6133
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Old November 1st, 2010, 11:55 PM   #6134
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 02:27 AM   #6135
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 07:23 AM   #6136
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Makkah Clock Royal Tower, a Fairmont Hotel,

opens its doors to pilgrims for Hajj


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MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia: Fairmont Hotel & Resorts announces the opening of Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, located only a few steps away from the Masjid Al Haraam and the Holy Ka'aba Islam's most sacred site. Its unique and distinctive features will ensure a landmark presence offering warm and welcoming hospitality to its guests.

The hotel is the focal point of the iconic Abraj Al Bait Complex, which is part of the King Abdul Aziz Endowment Project whose mandate is to upgrade the precincts of the Two Holy Mosques. Makkah Clock Royal Tower is the tallest concrete building in the world, with 76 stories reaching 577 meters (no it's 601 meters) and housing 858 rooms and suites. It is an integral feature of the development - the 40-meter clock, whose four facades are visible from 17 kilometers away and more than five times larger than Big Ben in London, will announce daily prayers to the Muslim world through amplifiers, thus reaching a radius of 7 kilometers.

Mr. Mohammad Arkobi, Vice President & Managing Director, FRHI Makkah KSA, expressed his joy and pride in opening the hotel in Makkah and commented, "This event is a momentous opportunity to provide a new amenity to Muslim pilgrims and visitors from all over the world. We are honored to offer exceptional services to Holy Land pilgrims and look forward to ensuring our visitors have truly memorable experiences with us. We also hope to demonstrate our sincere commitment to caring for our communities, a hallmark for our brand and colleagues."

The Tower houses a lunar observatory center, in addition to a museum for Islamic icons and objects of arts, serving to preserve and promote the region's culture and heritage. The hotel demonstrates smart technology design, featuring 10 thousand kilometers of fiber optic cable for speedy communications and Internet connection for the guests. The property's 76 elevators will provide comfortable transfers during Azan (calls to prayer) and high-occupancy Umrah and Hajj seasons and the hotel also features easy access to the Haram, as well as two large prayer rooms for male and female guests.

Guests at Makkah Clock Royal Tower will enjoy a variety of international cuisines including the innovative "Al-Dira", which offers local flavors from the various districts of the Kingdom and will introduce guests to the culture of oriental Saudi cuisine.

For those planning functions in the city, Makkah Clock Royal Tower offers a selection of meeting rooms and event spaces while a 24-hour business center, high speed and wi-fi Internet access and translation services ensure business transactions are conducted effortlessly.

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Old November 2nd, 2010, 03:49 PM   #6137
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http://www.fairmont.com/makkah

Interesting. Where is the headquarters of Fairmont Hotels?
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 04:06 PM   #6138
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Interesting. Where is the headquarters of Fairmont Hotels?

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Old November 2nd, 2010, 04:07 PM   #6139
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 03:01 AM   #6140
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All news networks mention that the city was under heavy rain yesterday and that the clock was not lit during last night.
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