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Old February 28th, 2011, 01:12 PM   #7301
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the beauty and the beast?
rather the "David and Goliath"
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Old February 28th, 2011, 01:23 PM   #7302
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rather the "David and Goliath"
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Old February 28th, 2011, 01:28 PM   #7303
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i had to search for big ben! clock tower looks epic any sign of the crescent?
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Old February 28th, 2011, 01:30 PM   #7304
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since you seem to be the insider here, can you enlighten us on the crescent? will it be raised by cranes? will it be built on the site? will it be lifted by a helicopter?
The crescent will be raised by cranes Inshallah (God willing).

It was supposed to be raised as four pieces but now there is a decision (under studying) to be assembled first then to be raised and installed as one piece.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 01:46 PM   #7305
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The crescent will be raised by cranes Inshallah (God willing).

It was supposed to be raised as four pieces but now there is a decision (under studying) to be assembled first then to be raised and installed as one piece.
WOW, that would be a sight to behold.
i hope i get to be in Makkah that day.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 04:09 PM   #7306
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Old February 28th, 2011, 04:47 PM   #7307
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wonder why it takes to long for the crest to be manufactured ? part by part..what is it made of? r they waiting for a muslim Holiday b4 the installment?
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Old March 1st, 2011, 01:16 AM   #7308
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The crescent will be raised by cranes Inshallah (God willing).

It was supposed to be raised as four pieces but now there is a decision (under studying) to be assembled first then to be raised and installed as one piece.
That would sure be one massive lift. That Crescent is really big.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 10:06 AM   #7309
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OMG! Just get finished already. lol

It will be interesting to see this building in context to the entire redevelopment of the area. If only I could visit. (This is not an attempt to start a massive argument over whether or not we should be allowed to visit...I am a Mormon and can't go to the Salt Lake Temple...not matter how much I want to). Oh well...such is life.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 05:00 PM   #7310
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i dont think they will lift the crescent in one way up. it would really surprise me if they did and probably one epic thing, but will not happen
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Old March 1st, 2011, 05:25 PM   #7311
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Beautiful Pic!

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Old March 1st, 2011, 07:30 PM   #7312
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Old March 1st, 2011, 10:06 PM   #7313
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That was only a proposal and it was under studying and they find it very difficult to be done.

Now the idea of installation of the crescent as four pieces sounds to be the logic one.

total weight of the crescent is over than 35 tons and more than 3 cranes are supposed to work in parallel to carry it at once which means installation of more cranes and to carry the crescent using the three cranes together at same time is almost impossible specially for two reasons 1) difficulty to install new cranes now 2) direction of wind.

now the decision is to install it as four piece + the base (total = 5)
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 02:59 AM   #7314
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Wow, great pictures. This is truly one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 04:35 AM   #7315
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Outage as fire hits Makkah clock tower

By BADEA ABU AL-NAJA | ARAB NEWS

Published: Mar 1, 2011 23:19 Updated: Mar 2, 2011 01:46

MAKKAH: A massive fire that broke out in one of the towers of the King Abdul Aziz Endowment building — home to the tallest clock tower — in Makkah on Tuesday frightened pilgrims at the Grand Mosque.

The fire resulted in a power outage at the residential towers for more than an hour, sources told Arab News. There were no reports of deaths or injuries.

Firefighters rushed to the site and evacuated residents from the building with the help of members of the public. The Civil Defense also cut power connections to the tower as part of efforts to contain the blaze. Witnesses said they saw clouds of smoke billowing out of the building.

According to preliminary reports, the fire started in the generator room. Power supply to the towers resumed soon after the fire was put out.

Lt. Col. Ali Al-Muntashri, spokesman of the Civil Defense, said his department sent 15 rescue teams and 10 first-aid teams to the site.

An investigation has been launched to ascertain the cause of the fire, he said.

The Saudi Electricity Company also sent five teams to tackle the problem.

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article293518.ece


Firefighters get ready to reach to the top of the Makkah clocktower on Tuesday. (SPA)


A combo photo shows firefighters putting down the blaze at the Makkah clock tower on Tuesday. (SPA)


Kibbitzers gather near the Makkah clocktower to watch fighters do their job. (SPA)
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 05:06 AM   #7316
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Old pic ...but nice!

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Old March 2nd, 2011, 05:26 AM   #7317
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 06:22 AM   #7318
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"Book Antiqua"Outage as fire hits Makkah clock tower
Again??
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 09:39 AM   #7319
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Great pics lately guys keep them coming!
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 02:32 PM   #7320
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Fire? Again?
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