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Old April 27th, 2011, 04:00 PM   #7821
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Because the crane that's currently attached to the clock's place is needed for completion of the spire, so before the spire is done the crane is not going anywhere, so there'll be no clock until then.
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Old April 27th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #7822
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PCT constructs 23m 'Hilal'
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Apr 27, 2011

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) has celebrated its fifth anniversary by hosting a company function around the test construction of the Dokaae Tower’s 23m composite Hilal, which will be placed on top of the largest clock tower in the world in Makkah.

The Dokaae development comprises seven high-rise towers overlooking the Holy Mosque. The towers all have distinct design themes, and their heights follow a grading pattern providing a maximum number of direct views of the Holy Mosque. At peak times, the complex is able to accommodate 65,000 guests and visitors.

PCT has supplied the uppermost 370m of the 601m clock tower, a construction that involves over 60,000m2 of composite cladding. This includes the four epoxy glass fibre clock faces, two of which measure 43m in diameter, as well as the 23m carbon clock hands and the 23m self-supporting carbon Hilal.

http://www.constructionweekonline.co...h-clock-tower/

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Old April 27th, 2011, 05:42 PM   #7823
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'Hilal' Mecca Clock tower
manufacturing in Dubai


تصنيع هلال برج ساعة مكة في دبي

المصدر: دبي ـــ محمد عبدالرشيدالتاريخ: 27 أبريل 2011

اعلنت شركة بريمير كومبوزيت تكنولوجي العاملة في مجمع دبي للاستثمار انها انجزت تصميم وتجهيز الهلال الخاص ببرج ساعة مكة، ومن المقرر نقله خلال الأيام المقبلة ليتم تركيبة فوق برج الساعة في مكة المكرمة. وقامت بالشركة بتصنيع الهلال من مواد مركبة من الفايبر جلاس المدعوم بالفسيفساء الذهبية، ليصل وزنه الى 35 طناً، شاملة مواد التثبيت. وقال بيجو جوزيف المسؤول بالشركة ان فريقاً من خمسة مهندسين ومئة عامل نفذوا المشروع الذي تكلف 90 مليون درهم، واستغرق ثلاثة شهور لتنفيذه، ليضاف الى قائمة مشاريع الشركة، ومنها ساعة مكة نفسها.

ويبلغ ارتفاع الهلال نحو 22 مترا، بعرض 24 مترا، وتم تقسيمه إلى 10 أجزاء يمكن إعادة تركيبها لتسهيل نقله الى أعلى ساعة مكة؛ أكبر ساعة في العالم، بحجمها الذي يصل لستة أمثال ساعة بِيغ بين الشهيرة في لندن.

http://www.albayan.ae/economy/first/...4-27-1.1428045

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Hilal clock tower manufacturing Mecca in Dubai

Source: Dubai Mohammed Abdrashidaltarej: April 27, 2011

Premiere announced composite technology operating in the Dubai Investments Park it had completed the design and processing of your Crescent Tower hours of Mecca, is scheduled to move in the coming days to be installed above the clock tower in Mecca. The company manufactures Crescent of composite materials of fiberglass-backed mosaic gold, to weigh up to 35 tons, including installation materials. Peugeot Joseph said the company official said a team of five engineers and a hundred workers carried out the project, which cost 90 million dirhams, and it took three months to implement it, to be added to the list of the company's projects, including the hours of Mecca itself.

The height of some 22 meters Crescent, introduced the 24 meters, was divided into 10 parts can be re-installed to facilitate the move to the top hour Mecca; more hours in the world, the size of up to six times the famous Big Ben in London.

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Old April 27th, 2011, 06:03 PM   #7824
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wow

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Old April 27th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #7825
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WoW, in few days this tower will be T/O instead of U/C
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Old April 27th, 2011, 08:35 PM   #7826
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looks like a BIG banana ...
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Old April 27th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #7827
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Or the remains of an eaten slice of water melon.
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Old April 27th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #7828
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PCT constructs 23m *Hilal*
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Apr 27, 2011

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) has celebrated its fifth anniversary by hosting a company function around the test construction of the Dokaae Tower’s 23m composite Hilal, which will be placed on top of the largest clock tower in the world in Makkah.

The Dokaae development comprises seven high-rise towers overlooking the Holy Mosque. The towers all have distinct design themes, and their heights follow a grading pattern providing a maximum number of direct views of the Holy Mosque. At peak times, the complex is able to accommodate 65,000 guests and visitors.

PCT has supplied the uppermost 370m of the 601m clock tower, a construction that involves over 60,000m2 of composite cladding. This includes the four epoxy glass fibre clock faces, two of which measure 43m in diameter, as well as the 23m carbon clock hands and the 23m self-supporting carbon Hilal.

http://www.constructionweekonline.co...h-clock-tower/
THAT THING IS HUGE!!
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Old April 27th, 2011, 09:53 PM   #7829
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Oh wow, I can't wait to see it up there!
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Old April 28th, 2011, 12:58 AM   #7830
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what is the purpose of the holes in it?
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #7831
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lights! ...?
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:55 AM   #7832
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Old April 28th, 2011, 02:00 AM   #7833
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It truly looks like Tower of Orthank on that last picture
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Old April 28th, 2011, 02:03 AM   #7834
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Old April 28th, 2011, 03:58 AM   #7835
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Nice night view!...looks nice together


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Old April 28th, 2011, 04:01 AM   #7836
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Nice pics.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 07:26 AM   #7837
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great hilal updates
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Old April 28th, 2011, 10:52 AM   #7838
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lights! ...?
yes 15 or 30 light beams which will run on special occasions like eid or national day
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Old April 28th, 2011, 02:10 PM   #7839
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How are they going to lift every one of the 10 part crecent up to the top? helicopter?
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How are they going to lift every one of the 10 part crecent up to the top? helicopter?
Same way they lifted the clocks, crane. If they weren't going to lift it via spire crane, it would've been removed by now
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