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Old May 30th, 2011, 02:37 PM   #8101
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I wish everyone would stop saying that!!! Look, all of you who think that clocktowers are by definition the bastion of Englishness, upon the clocktower of the masjid al Mohammed Ali in Cairo, built before Big Ben:

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That tower is beautiful. Wish they had gone with a similar traditional architectural look for this building. I just find it to be too tacky.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #8102
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Guys,don't you think that the clock tower in my university is better than this one ? !!


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ستعتمد كتوقيت رسمي وتكلفتها 3 مليارات دولار
الانتهاء من تركيب الجزء الأخير لساعة مكة المكرمة


مكة المكرمة - جمعان الكناني تصوير - محمد حامد

أنهت الشركة المنفذة لساعة مكة المكرمة تركيب القواطع المعدنية للجهة الخلفية والأخيرة لساعة مكة المكرمة وهي أكبر ساعة في العالم والتي أمر بها خادم الحرمين الشريفين وتركيبها بأعلى أبراج البيت (وقف الملك عبدالعزيز) المطل مباشرة على ساحات الحرم المكي الشريف .

ويبلغ قطر ساعة مكة 46 متراً فيما يبلغ ارتفاعها 402 متر من ساحة الحرم ويمكن رؤيتها وسماع صوتها على مسافة 7 كيلومترات كما يعلو الساعة من الجهات الأربع "لفظ الجلالة". يشتمل المشروع على عدد 4 ساعات للجهات الأربع للبرج منها ساعتان رئيسيتان بارتفاع حوالي 80 متراً، بما فيها لفظ الجلالة وبعرض حوالي 65 متراً وقطرهما حوالي 39 متراً.

علما بأن الساعة تشاهد من جميع احياء العاصمة وكذلك من طريق مكة المكرمة - جدة السريع.

وتصنع ساعة مكة في المانيا وتقوم بتنفيذها شركة ألمانية فيما تشرف شركة بن لادن على المشروع ككل، وقد ركبت على جدران الساعة مصادر ضوئية (ليزر) تصدر إشعاعات في المناسبات المختلفة كالأعياد وإشارات ضوئية وقت الأذان. وحددت الألوان (الأبيض والأخضر) و(الأسود والأبيض) كألوان أرضية المسطحات الساعة ليلاً ونهاراً ولها نظام حماية متكامل ضد العوامل الطبيعية من أتربة ورياح وأمطار.

وتبلغ تكلفة هذا المشروع ثلاثة مليارات دولار، وفق نائب الرئيس والمدير العام لفندق برج ساعة مكة الملكي "محمد الأركوبي" الذي كشف في وقت سابق أيضاً أن وضع توقيت مكة في مواجهة توقيت غرينيتش هو الهدف، وبحسب التقارير فسيحوي "برج ساعة مكة" متحفاً إسلامياً ومرصداً فلكياً يستخدم لأغراض علمية ودينية، وسيبث فيلماً وثائقياً فور تركيب الساعة الألمانية الصنع على رأس البرج، وتشكل أعمال تركيب الساعة "عملية ضخمة جداً"، ووفقاً للمعلومات المتوافرة سيتم ربط ساعة مكة بأكبر مراكز التوقيت في العالم بما في ذلك لندن وباريس ونيويورك وطوكيو، الجدير بالذكر أن المشروع كان مقرراً تسميته بساعة الملك عبدالله، لكن خادم الحرمين وجّه بأن يكون اسمها ساعة مكة المكرمة، وستعتمد كتوقيت زمني رسمي ثابت عبر وسائل الإعلام والجهات ذات العلاقة.

http://www.alriyadh.com/2011/05/30/article636935.html

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Will adopt such as timing and cost of a formal $ 3 billion
Completion of the installation of the latter part of the hour Mecca

Makkah - Jaman Kanani Photography - Muhammad Hamid

Implementing the company ended an hour Mecca install metal cutouts of the back-end and last for an hour Mecca, the largest clock in the world, ordered by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the installation of the highest towers House (King Abdul Aziz Endowment) directly overlooking the courtyards of the Haram al-Makki al-Sharif.

The diameter of Makkah Clock 46 meters with a height of 402 meters of the Temple and can see and hear her voice at a distance of 7 km and above the time on all four sides, "the name of Allaah." The project includes the number of points of 4 hours to four hours including the main tower, up about 80 meters, including the word God and its width is about 65 meters and Qtarhama about 39 meters.

Note that the time you see all of the capital, as well as by way of Makkah - Jeddah highway.

And made Mecca hour in Germany and carried out by a German company oversees a company with bin Laden on the project as a whole, have been installed on the walls of time light sources (lasers) emit radiation in different occasions such as Eid, prayer time traffic signals. And set colors (white and green) and (black and white) yuan ground surfaces at day and night and have an integrated system of protection against natural factors of dust and wind and rain.

The cost of this project three billion dollars, according to Vice President and General Manager of the Burj Al Makkah Clock Royal "Mohammed Alorkubi," which revealed earlier also that the timing of Mecca in the face of GMT is the goal, according to reports Fissehoi "clock tower Mecca," a museum Islamic observatory Astronomically used for the purposes of scientific, religious, and broadcast a documentary film immediately after installation at the German-made at the top of the tower, and an installation work at "a very large", according to the information available will be linked to hours of Mecca as centers of the time in the world, including London, Paris and New York and Tokyo, is worth mentioning that the project was scheduled to be called an hour, King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two face but to be called Mecca hour, and will adopt such as timing of formal time-constant across the media and the relevant authorities.
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Old May 31st, 2011, 01:37 AM   #8104
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Old May 31st, 2011, 03:24 AM   #8105
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Old May 31st, 2011, 05:25 AM   #8106
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Guys,don't you think that the clock tower in my university is better than this one ? !!


lol, isn't that a water tank-slash-clock tower?
well, this is also a hotel-slash-clock tower, aint it?
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Old May 31st, 2011, 11:31 AM   #8107
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ستعتمد كتوقيت رسمي وتكلفتها 3 مليارات دولار
الانتهاء من تركيب الجزء الأخير لساعة مكة المكرمة


مكة المكرمة - جمعان الكناني تصوير - محمد حامد

أنهت الشركة المنفذة لساعة مكة المكرمة تركيب القواطع المعدنية للجهة الخلفية والأخيرة لساعة مكة المكرمة وهي أكبر ساعة في العالم والتي أمر بها خادم الحرمين الشريفين وتركيبها بأعلى أبراج البيت (وقف الملك عبدالعزيز) المطل مباشرة على ساحات الحرم المكي الشريف .

ويبلغ قطر ساعة مكة 46 متراً فيما يبلغ ارتفاعها 402 متر من ساحة الحرم ويمكن رؤيتها وسماع صوتها على مسافة 7 كيلومترات كما يعلو الساعة من الجهات الأربع "لفظ الجلالة". يشتمل المشروع على عدد 4 ساعات للجهات الأربع للبرج منها ساعتان رئيسيتان بارتفاع حوالي 80 متراً، بما فيها لفظ الجلالة وبعرض حوالي 65 متراً وقطرهما حوالي 39 متراً.

علما بأن الساعة تشاهد من جميع احياء العاصمة وكذلك من طريق مكة المكرمة - جدة السريع.

وتصنع ساعة مكة في المانيا وتقوم بتنفيذها شركة ألمانية فيما تشرف شركة بن لادن على المشروع ككل، وقد ركبت على جدران الساعة مصادر ضوئية (ليزر) تصدر إشعاعات في المناسبات المختلفة كالأعياد وإشارات ضوئية وقت الأذان. وحددت الألوان (الأبيض والأخضر) و(الأسود والأبيض) كألوان أرضية المسطحات الساعة ليلاً ونهاراً ولها نظام حماية متكامل ضد العوامل الطبيعية من أتربة ورياح وأمطار.

وتبلغ تكلفة هذا المشروع ثلاثة مليارات دولار، وفق نائب الرئيس والمدير العام لفندق برج ساعة مكة الملكي "محمد الأركوبي" الذي كشف في وقت سابق أيضاً أن وضع توقيت مكة في مواجهة توقيت غرينيتش هو الهدف، وبحسب التقارير فسيحوي "برج ساعة مكة" متحفاً إسلامياً ومرصداً فلكياً يستخدم لأغراض علمية ودينية، وسيبث فيلماً وثائقياً فور تركيب الساعة الألمانية الصنع على رأس البرج، وتشكل أعمال تركيب الساعة "عملية ضخمة جداً"، ووفقاً للمعلومات المتوافرة سيتم ربط ساعة مكة بأكبر مراكز التوقيت في العالم بما في ذلك لندن وباريس ونيويورك وطوكيو، الجدير بالذكر أن المشروع كان مقرراً تسميته بساعة الملك عبدالله، لكن خادم الحرمين وجّه بأن يكون اسمها ساعة مكة المكرمة، وستعتمد كتوقيت زمني رسمي ثابت عبر وسائل الإعلام والجهات ذات العلاقة.

http://www.alriyadh.com/2011/05/30/article636935.html

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Will adopt such as timing and cost of a formal $ 3 billion
Completion of the installation of the latter part of the hour Mecca

Makkah - Jaman Kanani Photography - Muhammad Hamid

Implementing the company ended an hour Mecca install metal cutouts of the back-end and last for an hour Mecca, the largest clock in the world, ordered by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the installation of the highest towers House (King Abdul Aziz Endowment) directly overlooking the courtyards of the Haram al-Makki al-Sharif.

The diameter of Makkah Clock 46 meters with a height of 402 meters of the Temple and can see and hear her voice at a distance of 7 km and above the time on all four sides, "the name of Allaah." The project includes the number of points of 4 hours to four hours including the main tower, up about 80 meters, including the word God and its width is about 65 meters and Qtarhama about 39 meters.

Note that the time you see all of the capital, as well as by way of Makkah - Jeddah highway.

And made Mecca hour in Germany and carried out by a German company oversees a company with bin Laden on the project as a whole, have been installed on the walls of time light sources (lasers) emit radiation in different occasions such as Eid, prayer time traffic signals. And set colors (white and green) and (black and white) yuan ground surfaces at day and night and have an integrated system of protection against natural factors of dust and wind and rain.

The cost of this project three billion dollars, according to Vice President and General Manager of the Burj Al Makkah Clock Royal "Mohammed Alorkubi," which revealed earlier also that the timing of Mecca in the face of GMT is the goal, according to reports Fissehoi "clock tower Mecca," a museum Islamic observatory Astronomically used for the purposes of scientific, religious, and broadcast a documentary film immediately after installation at the German-made at the top of the tower, and an installation work at "a very large", according to the information available will be linked to hours of Mecca as centers of the time in the world, including London, Paris and New York and Tokyo, is worth mentioning that the project was scheduled to be called an hour, King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two face but to be called Mecca hour, and will adopt such as timing of formal time-constant across the media and the relevant authorities.
And what is that protection system? Shutting down the clocks for two-three weeks every time its hit by a thunderstorm??
Can't wait for the documentary.
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thank God I didn't go to KFUPM..
you're right, if u r in KFUPM u might ,just like what I might do ..
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That would be awesome if it had a permanent fire at the top, like the Olympic Flame
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And what is that protection system? Shutting down the clocks for two-three weeks every time its hit by a thunderstorm??
Can't wait for the documentary.
The system...maybe it's not all set now
Waiting for the ''making-of''!
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I think it would be awesome if the roof was a clock only seen when plans fly over.
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Wow, beautiful materials and ornaments.
When you look at the detailing up close, it's actually quite amazing how much effort has gone into the ornamentation of the cladding in this complex of towers. Far more than just about any other skyscrapers anywhere.

It's a level of intricate architectural detailing that is normally only found in mosques and cathedrals.
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