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Mar 23, 2011, 3:22 AM

Mar 23, 2011, 3:26 AM
Beautiful view! :)

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http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5092/5546684615_30cd09b0b3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nah0ola/5546684615/)
Zamzam Tower (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nah0ola/5546684615/) par nah0ola_h (http://www.flickr.com/people/nah0ola/), sur Flickr


Mar 24, 2011, 12:14 AM
And now, for the crescent.:tup:

Mar 24, 2011, 5:46 PM
Golden Trend Mosaics Adorn
World's Largest Clock In Mecca

March 17th 2011

Italian mosaic tile producer, Trend, which has its UK headquarters in Kent, is nearing completion of one of the industry's largest and most prestigious commissions in modern times. It is for the supply of almost 400 million glass tesserae, or individual tiles, destined for the world's largest and most elevated clock faces, on the celebrated Mecca Royal Clock Tower in Saudi Arabia.

At total of 40,000 square metres of mosaic tiles, 13,000m2 of which are 24 carat gold leafed, will adorn the four 43m high clock faces, atop the tallest hotel in the world, which forms part of the Abraj Al Bait complex.

Trend was commissioned by Dubai-based Premier Composite Technologies, a global supplier of composite structures that manufactured the 800m high clock tower, and, in a related contract, also supplied mosaic tiles for cladding 250 shading umbrellas in Medina, each of which spans an area of 625m2 and is used for sheltering pilgrims from the sun. To implement this colossal project, valued at around €18 million, Trend is utilising a new automated production line, again the first of its kind, at its plant in Vivaro, Northern Italy, which is currently dedicated to output for the Mecca Clock at a rate of 12,000m2 of tiles per month, to meet the mid-2011 final delivery deadline.

The 24ct yellow gold mosaic tiles featured on this project are from Trend's Aureo Modern range, which are available through UK stockists and more usually employed for decorative highlights or sumptuous feature panels. The individual tiles consist of three layers, each with a thin leaf of gold sandwiched between a supportive layer of 4mm thick glass and a thin surface layer of perfectly transparent blown glass, both made from up to 66% post-industrial recycled material. The remaining tiles are from Trend's semi-transparent Vitreo glass mosaic collection, also with a high recycled content, which are matched in size and depth to the golden Aureo.

Located in the Sirat Mountains of Saudi Arabia, the holy city of Mecca, or Makkah in Arabic, is the centre of the Islamic world and birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad. Here, the Abraj Al Bait complex of seven huge towers is part of the government's plan to develop Mecca for receiving as many as 10 million pilgrims each year and the clock tower will be its focus, with elevators taking visitors up to a viewing balcony beneath its four faces. Upon completion this Autumn, the tower will stand as the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, with a finished height of 610 metres, and it will house a 7-star hotel, the most luxurious in the city.

Already described by tourism guides as 'a definite must-see when travelling to this Emirate', the newly-built largest clock in the world will dwarf the hitherto biggest four-faced clock, Big Ben, at almost five times the size and will be visible from a distance of around 25 kilometres. Each face is being adorned with 98 million Trend mosaic glass pieces, more than a quarter in 24 carat gold, creating an aspect of opulence and quality entirely fitting for a treasured modern landmark. At night the clock faces and hands will be illuminated by 2 million LED lights and 15 powerful projectors will send beams of light far into the sky.

In a related commission from Premier Composite Technologies, Trend has also supplied glass mosaics for tiling foldable shading umbrellas installed in the Medina Haram Piazza. Home to the three oldest mosques in Islam and the burial place of Prophet Muhammad, Medina is another focal point for pilgrims and, with temperatures reaching 45˚C, the giant umbrellas protect them from the effects of the burning sun. The 17m x 18m hydraulically-operated retractable umbrellas create a vaulted interior effect, improving climatic conditions, and at night are closed to promote natural cooling. Composite arms protect the umbrellas' membrane covering when closed and each 11m tall structure is mosaic tiled with Aureo and Vitreo pieces, adding durability, weathering performance and aesthetics.

Since Trend's Vitreo semi-transparent tiles are produced using a superior 'fused glass' technique and coloured en masse, each tessera is tinted throughout and thoroughly resistant to abrasion and sunlight, even in the extreme Saudi Arabian climate. Similarly, Aureo tiles have all the traditional lasting qualities of pure gold, providing durable highlights to the overall design.

"These are undoubtedly the most notable mosaic tiling installations of our times and we are delighted that Trend is being associated with two sites of such historic interest, recalling the earliest days of Italian mosaics as decorative art," says Trend GB Sales Director, Tom Anderson. "Trend is a world leader in the specialised technique of producing gold mosaics and these tiles are not so much interior finishing products, as works of art. What's more, architects, interior designers and homeowners can buy exactly the same mosaic tiles and create their own artistic effects."


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Makkah Clock (http://www.flickr.com/photos/amrmadani/5453757906/) par amrmadani (http://www.flickr.com/people/amrmadani/), sur Flickr

Mar 24, 2011, 7:05 PM
that clock is just gorgeous, and the way it lights up green in those dawn (sunset?) pictures, completely surreal.

Mar 24, 2011, 8:42 PM
^ +1

the clock is by far the best part of this building.

unlike most people, i find this building to be ok. nothing too amazing, but better than average. a giant glass box here would be completely out of place.

Mar 25, 2011, 4:32 PM






Mar 25, 2011, 4:35 PM
From CULWULLA: just scaled the photos and the new top section is about 12.5m high, so current height is approx 572m.
diagram (please disregard date 2010)


Mar 25, 2011, 4:39 PM
So, all that's left to put on is the crescent moon?

I can't wait to see the top finished and fully clad. I have a feeling it will make the project look A LOT better.

Mar 26, 2011, 3:30 AM
That clock is effin' amazing

Mar 26, 2011, 3:39 AM
Now all that's left is the crown of this sucker.:banana:

Mar 26, 2011, 12:18 PM
2 beautiful pics! ...19-21 March


Mar 26, 2011, 2:19 PM
it's so hard to get a sense of scale on this tower! is it really gonna be 600m! wow.
I can just imagine this being placed right in manhattan! that would be epic!:haha:

Mar 26, 2011, 4:28 PM
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If I didn't know about this tower, I would have thought this was some macro photography of a wristwatch. :haha:

Mar 27, 2011, 1:43 AM

If I didn't know about this tower, I would have thought this was some macro photography of a wristwatch. :haha:Yes, the clock is So Giant!


Mar 27, 2011, 9:34 AM
Incredible picture!

Mar 27, 2011, 5:25 PM
Makkah City

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Mar 27, 2011, 5:27 PM
Nice details of Zamzam Tower



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Zamzam Tower - Makkah (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50608429@N04/4647637106/) par om_esma3el (http://www.flickr.com/people/50608429@N04/), sur Flickr

Mar 27, 2011, 5:36 PM
Great updates from 'asyiqul^huur

26 Mar 2011

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Mar 27, 2011, 7:51 PM
Wow. That Zamzam Tower base looks great. Any pics of the main entrance to the complex? Also, any of the street conditions at the back of the complex? Lastly, did they demolish that little tower in front of the complex yet?

O-Town Hockey
Mar 29, 2011, 12:25 AM
I watched a really great review of the actual process pilgrims go through at Mecca on The Vice Guide to Travel called "Mecca Diaries". I think it sheds some light on an otherwise very mysterious ritual for most Christian Westerners like myself. There were a couple of shots that showed this beast of a building as well.


Mar 29, 2011, 11:59 AM
Great video! Thanks for sharing

Mar 29, 2011, 12:11 PM
Wow. That Zamzam Tower base looks great. Any pics of the main entrance to the complex? Also, any of the street conditions at the back of the complex? Lastly, did they demolish that little tower in front of the complex yet?
Main Entrance

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Abraj Al Bait Gate (http://www.flickr.com/photos/raimysofyan/1923392717/) par Raimy Sofyan (http://www.flickr.com/people/raimysofyan/), sur Flickr


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Makkah Towers( The entrance) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nokashi/5570374227/) par N.A.N photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/nokashi/), sur Flickr

26 March 2011 ...the old building is mostly gone

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Mar 29, 2011, 7:53 PM
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ZamZam Tower (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56188786@N04/5561953131/) par Ammar Meer Al Amir (http://www.flickr.com/people/56188786@N04/), sur Flickr

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Ring Road Makkah - Panorama (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56188786@N04/5565509410/) par Ammar Meer Al Amir (http://www.flickr.com/people/56188786@N04/), sur Flickr

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Mount Thor (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alshehri/5539060027/) par Abdullah Alshehri (http://www.flickr.com/people/alshehri/), sur Flickr

Mar 29, 2011, 7:55 PM
Beautiful pics!
26 March 2011

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تناقض (http://www.flickr.com/photos/69971080@N00/5570786914/) par Majed Al Manea (http://www.flickr.com/people/69971080@N00/), sur Flickr

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خيال (http://www.flickr.com/photos/69971080@N00/5570198023/) par Majed Al Manea (http://www.flickr.com/people/69971080@N00/), sur Flickr

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قمم (http://www.flickr.com/photos/69971080@N00/5570787996/) par Majed Al Manea (http://www.flickr.com/people/69971080@N00/), sur Flickr

28 March

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في مواجة الوقت (http://www.flickr.com/photos/69971080@N00/5570788210/) par Majed Al Manea (http://www.flickr.com/people/69971080@N00/), sur Flickr

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بعد المغيب نظرة للحرم (http://www.flickr.com/photos/69971080@N00/5570198989/) par Majed Al Manea (http://www.flickr.com/people/69971080@N00/), sur Flickr

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منظر لمنطقة الحرم بتقنية hdr تجربة اولى (http://www.flickr.com/photos/69971080@N00/5570788506/) par Majed Al Manea (http://www.flickr.com/people/69971080@N00/), sur Flickr

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لدينا الآن أكبر ساعة في العالم فهل سنكون أكثر شعب يهتم بالوقت ؟ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/69971080@N00/5570199421/) par Majed Al Manea (http://www.flickr.com/people/69971080@N00/), sur Flickr

Mar 30, 2011, 3:32 AM
All these pictures of the rising density along hillsides in Mecca almost kind of remind me of Hong Kong.

Mar 30, 2011, 4:01 AM
ok this has GOT to be one of the coolest freaking structures of recent times. yeah there's the over engineered, the classy and modern but this is just out there in it's own little world. damn, hard to believe that those "small" towers are 7 and 800 footers!

and i may take some bullets for saying this, but the main tower sort of, kind of has a similarity to the empire state. imo, more so than it does with big ben.

and that clock is gorgeous, 100x better than i imagined! i still dislike (a lot) some of the color options of the upper parts of the main tower, but as more gets finished it actually looks okay.

Mar 30, 2011, 7:36 AM
Beautiful pics!

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منظر لمنطقة الحرم بتقنية hdr تجربة اولى (http://www.flickr.com/photos/69971080@N00/5570788506/) par Majed Al Manea (http://www.flickr.com/people/69971080@N00/), sur Flickr

^ Wow! A masterpiece of photography right there. No doubt about it! That's a one in a trillion shot.

Just a gorgeous example of tonalism. Whistler and Adams would be proud!

Mar 30, 2011, 8:04 AM
This building is dominating.

Mar 30, 2011, 3:38 PM
Is it an optical illusion or are the clock faces on the sides not true circles, but instead elongated ellipsoids? I realize the side faces are not bracketed by the same wide pillars as the front and back, but the clock faces on the sides never look like pure circles to me. They look squished ever so slightly width-wise.

I was wondering if this was true and done in order to make the four faces the same height but the narrower sides forced this compromise?

(From the ground, the foreshortening of perspective would negate this narrowing of the side faces, to the viewer anyway.)


Mar 30, 2011, 3:42 PM

The sheer size staggers the mind.

Mar 30, 2011, 3:54 PM
I watched a really great review of the actual process pilgrims go through at Mecca on The Vice Guide to Travel called "Mecca Diaries". I think it sheds some light on an otherwise very mysterious ritual for most Christian Westerners like myself. There were a couple of shots that showed this beast of a building as well.


Thanks so much for that. Very very interesting, and quite moving.

Mar 30, 2011, 6:07 PM
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برج زمزم (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hmc_n_/5562401479/) par Hamed Bin Muklis (http://www.flickr.com/people/hmc_n_/), sur Flickr

Mar 30, 2011, 8:34 PM
Is it an optical illusion or are the clock faces on the sides not true circles, but instead elongated ellipsoids? I realize the side faces are not bracketed by the same wide pillars as the front and back, but the clock faces on the sides never look like pure circles to me. They look squished ever so slightly width-wise.

I was wondering if this was true and done in order to make the four faces the same height but the narrower sides forced this compromise?

(From the ground, the foreshortening of perspective would negate this narrowing of the side faces, to the viewer anyway.)


I think it's because we know they're both different sizes, but from corners they're so close to size that you think one is elliptical, even though that's not the case.

I had been wondering that for the last couple days, not sure if i'm right but i don't think one is elliptical. also, i used to think the front/back clocks were bigger, but it looks like the side ones will be the bigger ones.

Mar 31, 2011, 3:17 PM
Is it an optical illusion or are the clock faces on the sides not true circles, but instead elongated ellipsoids? I realize the side faces are not bracketed by the same wide pillars as the front and back, but the clock faces on the sides never look like pure circles to me. They look squished ever so slightly width-wise.

I was wondering if this was true and done in order to make the four faces the same height but the narrower sides forced this compromise?

(From the ground, the foreshortening of perspective would negate this narrowing of the side faces, to the viewer anyway.)

:shrug:Imagine if it's not a circle... there will be a problem with the hands. In this video, the hands show that the clocks are a true circle. Enjoy!

Watch the hands running!


The only thing different is the brown ''bars'' at each corner...they are not the same size for the sides, the face is smaller and bigger in front.


Mar 31, 2011, 4:42 PM
One thing I dislike about this tower (besides its horrendous architecture) is how its totally out of scale with itself. You have these huge entry ways and the clock face that 100s of feet high. It just does a disservice to the building by downsizing its overall appearance. Its definitely afraid of its height.

Apr 1, 2011, 8:35 PM
Scale, scale, scale...had it been any smaller another Mecca supertall would have surpassed it and then this one would have been compared to said supertall.

Building a supertall in the middle of a metropolis is concerning, like 15 Penn next to the ESB. A lot of argument over that. But building a supertall in a lowrise city urges developers to get things going in terms of development.

Mecca is in the first few phases of a massive redevelopment which will add some backbone to Abraj Al-Bait's size. It's too early in the construction process to see that, but in a few years that should all change.

Apr 2, 2011, 12:16 AM
The unfinished cornice underneath the clock has been bugging me for a while now. I'm anxious to see how it looks with that gap closed in and finished off.

Apr 2, 2011, 5:36 PM
about 2 weeks ago...nice pic!


Apr 4, 2011, 3:23 PM
IPMagix delpoys HotelMagix at Abraj Al Bait

4 April 2011

IPMagix, the unified communications applications provider in the Middle East region, is glad to announce that HotelMagix 2.0 deployment was successfully completed for Fairmont and Raffles, two of the most prominent hotels among the international chains of hotels in Abraj Al-Bait Towers - Makkah, also known as Clock Royal Tower.

The project is considered one of the most strategic projects for IPMagix, as the company was able to stand out among fierce competition from various international companies. It started in 2010, with Movenpick, and was later followed by Fairmont and Raffles.

During the third quarter of 2011, IPMagix will also roll out into the fourth hotel - Swiss Hotel, making it one of the hugest ventures that IPMagix has ever indulged.

Abraj Makkah impresses its guests, with its in-room luxurious services that facilitate their stay, making it a memorable one during their hajj and umrah pilgrimages.

HotelMagix is an impeccable solution for every Hotel which aims to provide guests with an extraordinary experience during their hotel stay.

The solution delivers the optimal experience that improves guest loyalty, attracts new customers and creates an atmosphere of service and convenience that sets the hotel apart from the competition.

HotelMagix is based on a flexible IP platform where guests can use their Cisco IP Phones to set their own wakeup calls, Do Not Disturb (DND), reminders and facility reservations.

In addition, guests may be reminded of prayer times through the Salat service. Hotel management may measure guest satisfaction levels through an automated, easy-to-browse satisfaction survey.

Abraj Al-Bait Towers is a complex in Al Masjid Al Haram in Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The building holds several world records, including: the tallest hotel in the world, accommodating the tallest clock tower, the world's largest building floor area, and will become the second tallest building in the world.

The complex consists of several well-known Hotel chains, among which the two Hotels where HotelMagix has been deployed: Fairmont and Raffles.


Apr 5, 2011, 12:42 PM
Beautiful pic!

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Al Bait Towers 081 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/y2020y/5591322258/) par Youssef_Ahmed (http://www.flickr.com/people/y2020y/), sur Flickr

Apr 7, 2011, 10:29 PM
November 2010

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April 2011

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Apr 10, 2011, 2:20 PM
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Makkah Royal Clock Tower at night (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30794489@N06/5605747434/) par Hamza Gazzaz (http://www.flickr.com/people/30794489@N06/), sur Flickr

Apr 15, 2011, 2:43 AM
8 April 2011




Apr 15, 2011, 2:58 AM
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Apr 15, 2011, 3:01 AM
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Apr 15, 2011, 3:02 AM
Great pics from 'asyiqul^huur

11 Apr 2011

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Apr 15, 2011, 3:04 AM
12 Apr 2011

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Apr 15, 2011, 3:05 AM
The Energy & The engineering
behind Makkah Clock Tower


Apr 15, 2011, 3:07 AM
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Apr 15, 2011, 3:10 AM



Apr 15, 2011, 3:12 AM
Saudi luxury hotel market taps religious tourism

Thursday, 14 April 2011

The religious tourism industry in Saudi Arabia is taking on an increasingly luxurious feel as high-end hotel construction in Mecca booms to accommodate pilgrims with upmarket needs.

Hadi Helal, a marketing agent for Abraj al-Bait, a complex of luxury hotels, malls and flats on the outskirts of Mecca, said that upmarket hotels choose to open shop in Mecca because business can count on being able to fill rooms and tables with Muslims who must make the pilgrimage, or hajj, at least once in their lives.

“The big name hotels come here [to Saudi] because they know there is business here,” said Mr. Helal in a report released Thursday by Euromonitor. “People will not stop coming to hajj, they cannot do hajj anywhere else.”

Last November, about 2.5 million Muslims went on the hajj pilgrimage, he said.

The Abraj complex–known for its looming clock tower—has 15,000 housing units and 70,000 square meters of retail space. The complex offers luxuries such as Asprey toiletries, a 24-hour butler service and $270 worth of chocolates for every customer.

The growth in Saudi’s hospitality sector comes as the kingdom seeks to boost its tourism industry. Business Monitor International forecasts that that there will be 343,000 hotel rooms in Saudi Arabia by 2015, up from 250,000 in 2011. The firm expects the number of tourist arrivals to grow by an average of 6 percent each year to 2015.

International chains first opened their hotels in Saudi Arabia in 2009. Since then, Mecca has become home to a number of high-profile names, including Raffles Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Mustafa Damblat, sales manager at Al Deyar Travel, a Hajj and Omrah specialty travel agency in Dubai, said the reason why there are so many luxury hotels in and around Mecca is expensive land prices.

“It is the one of the most expensive land locations in the world,” he said. “Only upmarket businesses can afford to locate to the best spots in Mecca. They invest with big sponsors and royalty to secure their land.”

For now, luxury hotels surrounding Mecca’s holy site will remain popular simply because they are in the most convenient location, he added.

“They are the closest to the Holy Mosque of Mecca and people want to be in a hotel where they feel the most convenient and comfortable, particularly as many of the pilgrims are of old age,” he said.

The tourism revenue in 2010 reached SR66 billion ($17.6 billion), according to the Center for Studies and Research at Asharqia Chamber. The group predicts that the revenue is expected to cross SR232 billion ($61 billion) by 2020.


Apr 15, 2011, 3:19 AM
an amazing structure

Apr 15, 2011, 3:29 AM
The Kaaba, which is supposed to be the focus of this monstrosity, predates Islam- and apparently there was a lot of sex going on in there (even some births). It was already 'sacred' to Muhammad's great, great grand parents even though they worshiped many gods.

So it's only fitting that a small circus is now towered over by a huge one.


A great engineering feat, akin to the RR Phantom by BMW.

Apr 15, 2011, 4:38 AM
Really nice peace of imperial might and order.... the only thing missing is the star destroyer in the sky ;)

Apr 16, 2011, 4:17 AM
Really nice peace of imperial might and order.... the only thing missing is the star destroyer in the sky ;)

I keep thinking of Dune Messiah (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_Messiah) whenever I see this. It would be a fitting centerpiece of Arrakeen.

Apr 20, 2011, 2:02 PM
Nice view!
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An amazing view!
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Makkah Planet

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Apr 20, 2011, 2:07 PM
Beautiful shot!
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Apr 23, 2011, 2:14 AM
أكبر ساعة تعانق السماء.. تستقبل ضيوف البيت الحرام

الساعة العلم يبلغ ارتفاعها (601) متر

مكة المكرمة – جمعان الكناني

تبدو ساعة مكة المكرمة الشامخة في سماء البيت الحرام معلما بارزا لكل زائر الى بيت الله بلونها الاخضر، المرحب بضيوف البيت العتيق. الساعة المرشحة لان تكون اكبر ساعة تعانق السماء عالميا، يمكن رؤيتها من جميع أحياء مكة المكرمة، وهذا ما يجعلها إضافة جمالية متميزة لمعالم مكة المكرمة، بما تمثله من تصميم هندسي متقن، شارك في صنعه نخبة من المهندسين المحليين والعالميين.

Google trans: More hours hugging the sky .. Guests receive the Sacred House

Makkah - Jaman Kanani

Look hour Mecca majestic in the sky of the Sacred House a landmark for each visitor to the rows of green house of God, welcome guests of the old house. The time set to be the biggest sky-hour embrace the world, can be seen from all districts of Mecca, and that makes it distinct aesthetic addition to the contours of Mecca, as it represents an elaborate geometric design, participated in the making of a group of local engineers and international.



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Apr 23, 2011, 2:16 AM
Very nice pic!

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Apr 23, 2011, 2:19 AM

Apr 24, 2011, 5:08 AM
I know this may sound like a weird question, but are they building the crescent off-site? Meaning will it be lifted onto the mast?

Apr 24, 2011, 5:29 AM
love this pic

The banner get progress!


Apr 24, 2011, 4:41 PM
I know this may sound like a weird question, but are they building the crescent off-site? Meaning will it be lifted onto the mast?Someone said... it will be lifted in pieces and fix on the top


the top!


Apr 24, 2011, 6:57 PM
Those windows in the crescent, will they be the highest observation deck in the world when complete?

Apr 24, 2011, 10:30 PM
love this picyes nice pic!..and nice to see you on board! :)

btw when I registed I was ready to post pics on your tread: MAKKAH | The Sacred Mosque Largest Expansion

but I found it closed :( ...and it remained close :(

:previous: I'm sure ppl want to know about the expansion so can you do something to reopen it?

Apr 24, 2011, 10:31 PM
Those windows in the crescent, will they be the highest observation deck in the world when complete?can't say ....

Apr 24, 2011, 10:38 PM
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The Makkah Clock

Apr 25, 2011, 3:08 AM
Those windows in the crescent, will they be the highest observation deck in the world when complete?

Well in that photo there is a winding staircase... hmm. I can't imagine it ending just short of the crescent.

Apr 25, 2011, 5:31 PM
Well in that photo there is a winding staircase... hmm. I can't imagine it ending just short of the crescent.

The tower´s observation deck will be one of the highest (or just the highest - higher than SWFC or BD) but not in the crescent I think. The staircase and the "windows" in the crescent are for maintenance, cleaning and polishing the crescent imo.

The pic with the workers on the staircase ist nearly breathtaking!

Apr 26, 2011, 3:36 AM
Someone said... it will be lifted in pieces and fix on the top


Whoa!! I can't imagine being at these heights!

Apr 27, 2011, 2:28 PM
PCT constructs 23m 'Hilal'
for Makkah Clock Tower

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.


Apr 27, 2011, 2:54 PM
'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.


Google Trans:

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.

Apr 27, 2011, 3:10 PM
Those guys are really fast now.

I didn't like this building a year ago, but now I can live in peace with it. It is for sure not among my favourites, but it will be landmark for its city.

Apr 27, 2011, 9:42 PM
This whole thing is horrifically awful architecture, but just installing the crescent will be a feat of engineering.

It looks alright at night though. Thankfully, the shaft of the tower isn't illuminated.

Apr 27, 2011, 10:32 PM
plenty of ugly things look better at night... thats because you can't see them that well.

Apr 28, 2011, 12:04 AM
by ammar al-amir


Apr 28, 2011, 12:47 AM
:previous: my point exactly..

Apr 28, 2011, 7:16 AM
When you're looking at the nighttime shots, all you see is the clock. the clock is just part of the building. You're not looking at the detail. If the clock is all you want to see, fine; looking at the clock doesn't change the time.

Tower X
Apr 28, 2011, 10:33 AM
this building is really huge, in my opinion, i still prefer Big Ben.

Apr 28, 2011, 11:03 AM
I guess they plan on lifting the whole thing to the top after all.

But dang, this banana weighs 35 tons. :sly:

Apr 29, 2011, 3:33 AM
I guess they plan on lifting the whole thing to the top after all.

But dang, this banana weighs 35 tons. :sly:The Crescent was divided into 10 parts to facilitate the move will be re-installed to the top of the tower.

Apr 29, 2011, 8:13 PM
That crescent looks like a fusion of some psychedelic Arabian Nights story and some futuristic movie. I respect. What material will they use for surface finishes?

Apr 29, 2011, 8:17 PM
Building reminds me of something out of a aladdin movie

Apr 29, 2011, 8:19 PM
Building reminds me of something out of a aladdin movie

That's exactly what I was trying to say. Aladdin meets The Matrix. I can totally see Aladdin and Jasmine chilling in the crescent, with the flying carpet (or a Back to the Future hoverboard) laying on the side.

May 1, 2011, 6:46 PM
Great pics from 'asyiqul^huur

20 Apr 2011

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May 1, 2011, 6:47 PM
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May 1, 2011, 6:48 PM
22 Apr 2011

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May 1, 2011, 6:49 PM
23 Apr 2011

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May 1, 2011, 6:50 PM
24 Apr 2011

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25 Apr 2011

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May 1, 2011, 6:52 PM
27 Apr 2011

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May 1, 2011, 6:53 PM
View at the top of Makkah Clock Tower


May 1, 2011, 6:54 PM
Great pics from 'asyiqul^huur

29 Apr 2011

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May 1, 2011, 6:55 PM
FORMAX gears up for growth in multiaxials

FORMAX worked with Premier Composite Technologies to create the hands for the clock of the Dokaae Tower in Mecca,
the world's largest clock tower.The clock hands are 22 m and 17 m in length and are made out of carbon prepreg.They weigh 6 tonnes each.

28 April 2011

Diverse applications

Wessely points out the diverse range of applications the company has been involved in. These range from developing quadaxial fabrics for use in Lamborghini's new carbon composite supercar, to supplying materials for the Dokaae Tower in Mecca – the work's largest clock tower.

On the Dokaae Tower project FORMAX worked with Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) of Dubai to produce the clock hands using carbon prepreg. The clock hands had to be be hollow to allow access to the 2000 LEDS embedded into their surface. They were therefore designed as sandwich structures, featuring an outer layer of prepregged glass cloth, a structural laminate of unidirectional (UD) carbon prepreg and secondary reinforcements using FORMAX carbon biaxial fabrics.

FORMAX materials will also be used in the tower's hilal (cresent moon) structure which will measure 23 m. Working with PCT and Gurit UK, FORMAX developed a custom hybrid quadraxial fabric for this, which uses a blend of carbon and glass fibres.

source: http://www.reinforcedplastics.com/view/17666/formax-gears-up-for-growth-in-multiaxials/

Premier Composite Technologies celebrates 5th anniversary

PCT is currently constructing the 23 m composite hilal (crescent moon),
which will be placed on the top of the Dokaae Tower in Mecca – the largest clock tower in the world.
29 April 2011

Dubai based composite structures supplier Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) is celebrating five years in business.

PCT was founded in 2006 by a team of three people, including managing director Hannes Waimer, to serve the architectural and marine markets in the Middle East.

Today, the company has grown to over 670 people. It works a number of European architects, including SL Rasch, Snohetta and Foster + Partners, and has evolved into the building of production race boats, including the FARR 400.

PCT is currently involving in the construction of the Dokaae Tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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


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The 'Crescent' - The 'Hilal'

of Makkah Royal Clock Tower














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Clock, Spire, workers and + ...












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^^ The End!

May 1, 2011, 11:56 PM
Am I the only one who looks at the clock tower and thinks, "1.21 jigawatts!"