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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #1621
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sorry what do you mean , 2nd tallest tower in the world its only 1950 foot , why is it a tower not a building , do you mean clock tower , please expain?
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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #1622
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sorry what do you mean , 2nd tallest tower in the world its only 1950 foot , why is it a tower not a building , do you mean clock tower , please expain?
please explain what are you trying to ask first, cause I don't get it.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #1623
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Buildings and clocks like this Mecca monster I have not seen. Nobody has.


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Old January 31st, 2008, 02:39 PM   #1624
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Old January 31st, 2008, 05:40 PM   #1625
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They should put a microphone in the top of the tower so that it will have the highest call to prayer in the world..

Excellent updates for an excellent tower project! There were talks that the Farmont will be opening there,according to the Saudi Forum. Excellent news if true.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 05:42 PM   #1626
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you (and yes, I am an engineer). In the case of the wind mills, it is the 45m blades that are turning the the centre shaft. In the case of a clock, the centre shaft would have to turn the arm. BIG difference.
You're an engineer! I wonder how much you bought ur degree for!
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Old January 31st, 2008, 09:57 PM   #1627
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i was asking what he means by the 2nd tallest tower , is it classed as a tower or a building or a new catagory of its own ? please enlighten me ?
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Old January 31st, 2008, 11:48 PM   #1628
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i was asking what he means by the 2nd tallest tower , is it classed as a tower or a building or a new catagory of its own ? please enlighten me ?
2nd tallest building and 3rd tallest free-standing structure. If it will be 595m tall and finished in the date it should be.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 11:57 PM   #1629
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Russia Tower? Chicago Spire?
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Old February 1st, 2008, 12:00 AM   #1630
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dream1981-thanks for update.
im guessing its up to 10th hotel floor, which equates to approx 145m above grd.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 12:12 AM   #1631
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no, when the hotel tower is topped out, the Burj Dubai and the Guangzhou TV tower will be taller
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Old February 1st, 2008, 08:45 PM   #1632
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The main tower can be seen from this angle too.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 01:04 AM   #1633
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Mecca Mosque will be extended soon..

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Old February 2nd, 2008, 02:28 AM   #1634
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 03:07 AM   #1635
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 03:48 AM   #1636
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city could use some trees and gardens
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 08:16 AM   #1637
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 09:32 AM   #1638
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Shouldnt the grand mosque be connected with the expansion?
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 10:28 AM   #1639
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That is a silly comparison as any engineer will tell you (and yes, I am an engineer). In the case of the wind mills, it is the 45m blades that are turning the the centre shaft. In the case of a clock, the centre shaft would have to turn the arm. BIG difference.
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Yep. And the wind mill wings are balanced, the clock hands are not. Even bigger difference.
And then. That doesnt change the constraint, which is transfer of angular moment, which in the case of these windmillls is much bigger than for the clock.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 10:31 AM   #1640
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Shouldnt the grand mosque be connected with the expansion?
It is connected with the three lower floors.
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