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11-25-2010, 08:27 PM #1
THE TALLEST & BIGGEST CLOCK IN THE WORLD
[CENTER]Saudi Arabia builds the tallest and the biggest Clock Tower in Mecca worth of US$ 600 million.
Saudi Arabia will test what it is billing as the world's largest clock in the holy city of Mecca during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the official news agency reported the four-faced clock tower will top a massive skyscraper that when completed will be around 1,970 feet (600 meters) tall, the second tallest in the world after Dubai's Burj Khalifa.
The clock will dwarf London's Big Ben, once the largest four-faced clock in the world, with dials more than five times greater in area.
The around 130 foot (40 meter) diameter Saudi clock dials are also bigger than the current world champion at the Cevahir Mall clock in Istanbul, which has a 36 metre face set in the transparent roof of the shopping complex.
The complex overlooks Mecca's famed Grand Mosque, which Muslims worldwide face during their five daily prayers and is part of Saudi efforts to develop the city visited by millions of pilgrims every year.
A three-month test run for the clock started during the first week of October in Ramadan — the monthlong period of prayer, reflection and sunrise-to-sunset fasting.
The tower called Abraj Al-Bayt or "Mecca Clock Royal Tower Hotel" this is going to be the second tallest building in the world, but become the tallest and the biggest clock tower in the world, to pass the Big Ben of London.
Apart from the high reached 595 yards. Hotel building which is situated around the Kaaba has the highest clock tower in the world.
Last edited by B.F.M; 11-25-2010 at 08:33 PM. Reason: THE TALLEST & BIGGEST CLOCK TOWER IN THE WORLD''RIDING HIGH''
11-26-2010, 09:32 AM #2
Nice post. I can see that tower miles away from the desert when im driving to makkah!
11-26-2010, 10:03 AM #3
I hope ill see it soon''RIDING HIGH''
11-26-2010, 08:50 PM #4
Yeah its a pretty good sight...heres a crappy iPhone pic i took from the ground.
The building is quite nice from the inside too.
11-26-2010, 08:53 PM #5
11-26-2010, 08:53 PM #6
wow, that's epic
11-26-2010, 09:11 PM #7
Crazy man. Do you live near the Kaabah?
11-26-2010, 09:15 PM #8
No I wish
im in a deffirint city''RIDING HIGH''
11-26-2010, 09:22 PM #9
01-13-2011, 09:38 AM #10
Here's a picture (Working in progress):
I took this capture before 4 months, it looks better these days.
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