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Old February 20th, 2011, 06:49 PM   #7221
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Are you sure about that? It doesn't look like there's going to be a clock on the back side so I was thinking there would just be three but maybe I'm wrong.
actually the machine for the fourth clock has already been placed. they will start it soon.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 10:52 PM   #7222
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Old February 20th, 2011, 11:11 PM   #7223
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actually the machine for the fourth clock has already been placed. they will start it soon.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 11:37 PM   #7224
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good one , but looking at it like that if they made it one bar, it will always be one o'clock?
I suppose you're right lol
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Old February 20th, 2011, 11:46 PM   #7225
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I asked this question before, but noone answered it:
At which height is the viewing deck in the spire located?
According to this diagram http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?buildingID=34622 , it's about 570m. However, not totally sure as we are also not sure of the 601m height.

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Old February 20th, 2011, 11:50 PM   #7226
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Thanks! This one too I wasn't able to post it!!! ...There is a text with this pic:

Abraj Al Bait Towers

The Abraj Al-Bait Towers also known as the "Makkah Royal Clock Hotel Tower" is a complex under construction in Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The building holds and will prevail several world records in the construction world, preferably: the tallest hotel in the world, constructed with the tallest clock tower in the world and displaying the world's largest clock faces,[1] the world's largest building floor area, and will become the second tallest building in the world upon completion in 2011 (Dubai's Burj Khalifa being the holder). The building complex is meters away from the world's largest mosque and Islam's most sacred site, the Masjid al Haram.

Upon completion, the tallest tower in the complex would stand as the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, and the tallest and largest hotel in the world, with a planned height of 610 metres (2,000 feet). It is recently the second tallest building under construction. Upon completion, the structure would have the largest floor area of any structure in the world with 1,500,000 m2 (16,150,000 sq ft) of floorspace.

This is the same as Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, in the United Arab Emirates which is also under construction. It will also surpass the Emirates Park Towers in Dubai as the world's tallest hotel.

The entire project is estimated to be completed in the autumn of 2011.

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Old February 20th, 2011, 11:50 PM   #7227
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I don't think that diagram is right anymore, the "spire" already looks higher in real than on that picture. I think that was one of the older, smaller designs.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #7228
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Yep, you're wrong. The fourth clock will be built soon.
I assume "soon" could be a rather long time. From the current crane positioning I believe they will finish the crown first and then will install the final clock when no crane is in the way anymore. And who knows when the crone will be done.

Btw the tower on the left side (if you look at the complex from the Kaaba) has made barely any progress in terms of the cladding even though it has topped out quite some time now. Whats going on there?
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Old February 21st, 2011, 12:46 AM   #7229
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why didn't they start with the back side of the clock ,yet?
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Old February 21st, 2011, 01:04 AM   #7230
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hmm...

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thanks ,but can you or anyone else tell us why didn't they start with the behind side of the clock yet?
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because of that crane?
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may be because they still need that crane there?
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Old February 21st, 2011, 01:35 AM   #7231
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current height 560m
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:00 AM   #7232
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600 construction workers strike in Makkah

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By BADEA ABU AL-NAJA | ARAB NEWS

Published: Feb 21, 2011 00:48 Updated: Feb 21, 2011 00:48

MAKKAH: Police dispersed Sunday morning more than 600 striking workers belonging to a major construction company in Makkah’s central area.

The workers of the King Abdul Aziz Endowment Project and the Grand Mosque’s northern courtyard expansion project were protesting nonpayment of their salaries and other legitimate grievances.

Maj. Abdul Mohsen Al-Mayman, spokesman of Makkah police, said the workers peacefully assembled in the Grand Mosque’s courtyard to press their demands and were not causing any disturbances.

Al-Mayman added that sufficient numbers of troops were sent to the location as a precautionary measure.

Police also sent representatives of the contracting company and workers to the Labor Office to settle their disputes.

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Old February 21st, 2011, 08:24 AM   #7233
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Old February 21st, 2011, 09:01 AM   #7234
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Old February 21st, 2011, 09:12 AM   #7235
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the clock doesn't look as impressive as I thought.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 05:23 PM   #7236
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Old February 21st, 2011, 05:54 PM   #7237
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Old February 21st, 2011, 06:54 PM   #7238
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:43 PM   #7239
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:46 PM   #7240
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