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Old August 12th, 2012, 08:22 AM   #11181
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Beautiful shot!
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Old August 12th, 2012, 08:47 AM   #11182
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Old August 12th, 2012, 04:15 PM   #11183
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Old August 12th, 2012, 05:15 PM   #11184
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Aerial photos of the Grand Mosque
last night during qiyam prayer


صور جوية للمسجد الحرام الليلة البارحة اثناء اداء صلاة القيام (واس)

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Old August 13th, 2012, 01:29 AM   #11185
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I really want to go to Mecca now its an incredible city
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Old August 13th, 2012, 08:32 AM   #11186
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Old August 13th, 2012, 11:47 AM   #11187
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Would you mind posting the a link to the master plan? Sorry if I'm a bit off topic but have looked everywhere for a final plan and cannot find any renders ANYWHERE
There's a whole thread dedicated to it:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=566372
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Old August 13th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #11188
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that's also a great shot

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mohammed-_-/7766108498/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mohammed-_-/7766114576/

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Old August 13th, 2012, 02:02 PM   #11189
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Love the pic!
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Old August 13th, 2012, 06:13 PM   #11190
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Old August 14th, 2012, 04:53 PM   #11191
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Old August 14th, 2012, 06:23 PM   #11192
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The Dokaae Tower, Mecca, KSA


The Dokaae Tower, Mecca, KSA

With a face size of 43 meters diameter, the Dokaae Clock is the largest clock in the world. Over 400 meters above the ground it is visible in all districts of Mecca, from more than eight kilometers away and is a breath taking addition to the Holy City.

The clock tower is a masterpiece of engineering and design having been developed by a team of specialists from Europe and all around the world.

As the leading supplier of large composite components, PCT was the ideal partner to take on the challenge of building the upper 370 metres of cladding as well as the clock faces, all of which had to be designed in lightweight composites due to the fact that they had to be lifted nearly 400 metres into the air to be positioned.

The overall height of the tower is 601metres, making it the second tallest tower in the world, second to the Burj Khalifa, Dubai.



The facade of the clock is made of 60,000m2 of advanced composite material. This is one of the largest applications of composite materials.

The clock has four faces, two of which measure 43metres in diameter.



Each composite panel is covered with 98 million glass mosaic tiles and gold leaf.



2 million LED lights are then embedded into the facades and clock faces to light up the faces by night.



Due to weight restrictions, the Clocks hands are self-supportive carbon fibre structures. The minute hands are 22 metres long and the hour hands are 17 metres long.

For maintenance the clock hands are fully accessible.

Each clock hand weighs just 6 tonnes.



On approval and once all components are finished they are shipped to Mecca for installation.



425m above the ground one of the seven tower cranes levers the giant clock hands into position.



The call to prayer from the Holy Mosque will broadcast live from the top of the Clock Tower over a specially developed loudspeaker system. This call can be heard within a radius of up to 7 km from the tower.

As the call to prayer sounds, the top of the tower will be illuminated with 21,000 white and green sparkling lights. These dazzling lights are visible up to 30km from the tower, signifying the start of prayer. This signal is useful for the hearing-impaired and those at a great distance from the Mosque.



The Composite Crescent built from carbon and glass fibre stands at the very top of the tower and measures 23metres in diameter, making it the largest crescent ever built.

Engineers designed the crescent so that it is self-supportive and therefore requires no steel structure, this helps to keep the weight as low as possible. The crescent is built in a similar way to a sailing boat with structural composite frames, like bulkheads inside a yacht.

Inside the crescent there is a fully contained living space that consists of 4 floors that are used for prayers and resting, 2 floors house an office, kitchen and bathroom.

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Old August 15th, 2012, 06:39 AM   #11193
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Old August 15th, 2012, 08:30 AM   #11194
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looks gross during the day but at night its pretty badass
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Old August 17th, 2012, 05:08 AM   #11195
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Just curious, why the divide / barrier for people in the foreground? You can see everyone in black robes / shawls with what looks to be a glass railing around that level. Not an expert by any means on Islamic culture but was just curious.

Thanks for the informative post, Roukaya. It's tricky to put into perspective just how large this clock is but your post is very helpful!
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Old August 17th, 2012, 11:40 AM   #11196
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I think those are the women, but i'm not sure. To be honest i don't know, but i think they are.

Nice pictures btw
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Old August 17th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #11197
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Yes, that is a small segregated section for women only. The barriers are not perminant, they can be moved within minutes.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #11198
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Old August 18th, 2012, 08:43 AM   #11199
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Old August 18th, 2012, 07:49 PM   #11200
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