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yousef
Jul 8, 2011, 10:53 PM
As promised
Video Timelapse about the phases of the installation Crescent
All thanks to you all
I hope you like Display
You can view HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S_0DhgItpQ

GulfArabia
Jul 8, 2011, 11:21 PM
Shame it did not exceed 610 meters (2000ft) I think we are going to see quite a few buildings in the 2000ft club within a decade

"feet" is an american measure, thats why no one is considering breaking 2000ft saudi, we count by meters

GulfArabia
Jul 8, 2011, 11:32 PM
As promised
Video Timelapse about the phases of the installation Crescent
All thanks to you all
I hope you like Display
You can view HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S_0DhgItpQ

great work ! at 2:50 the building looked like a toy !

but the soundtrack is messed up and repetitive

JDRCRASH
Jul 9, 2011, 12:52 AM
Shame it did not exceed 610 meters (2000ft) I think we are going to see quite a few buildings in the 2000ft club within a decade

I agree. Most, if not all, of the 2,000 footers built during this decade probably will be built in China.

Roukaya19
Jul 9, 2011, 12:06 PM
As promised
Video Timelapse about the phases of the installation Crescent
All thanks to you all
I hope you like Display
You can view HD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S_0DhgItpQGreat work! nice to see

-Workers look as ants working, nice to think about them
-Can you find an other way to point the crane man praying, a bit disterbing, not nice.
-With the adhan is ok, but the prayer song is not so well
-The date of the part 5 is wrong ''2011_07_20''...20 is impossible! ...it's 6!
-The title could be better...

Thanks Youssef!

Roukaya19
Jul 9, 2011, 3:17 PM
I think Youssef you will be surprise to see some of your work in this Pakistani report ....

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Roukaya19
Jul 9, 2011, 3:22 PM
XUQcfwvgQrg

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yousef
Jul 9, 2011, 4:39 PM
شكرا جزيلا للملاحظة المهمة
راجعت العرض أكثر من مرة لكني لم أنتبه!
سأحاول تحميل الفيديو مرة أخرى مع مراعاة هذه الملاحظة

Roukaya19


Thank you very much for the note
Reviewed the presentation more than once but I did not pay attention!
I will try to download the video again, taking into account this observation

Makkawi.Pk
Jul 9, 2011, 5:48 PM
-The title could be better...


How about 'Crescent Timelapse'?

yousef
Jul 9, 2011, 6:11 PM
This video again
The rate history



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc-aTHPXWuA

Roukaya19
Jul 9, 2011, 6:40 PM
Youssef a saw the second video...but now I don't have time to comment...later inshallah

Makkawi ...nice to see you..lol

Makkawi.Pk
Jul 9, 2011, 6:53 PM
Youssef a saw the second video...but now I don't have time to comment...later inshallah

Makkawi ...nice to see you..lol

nice to see you too :cool:

Roukaya19
Jul 9, 2011, 9:02 PM
How about 'Crescent Timelapse'?I prefer ''Makkah Crescent Timelapse''...it's important to know witch crescent

he did ''Makkah Clock timelapse'' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULPoftYtihA&feature=related

or ''Makkah Golden Crescent Timelapse''

so Youssef add at list Makkah...:)

yousef
Jul 9, 2011, 9:35 PM
Makkawi.Pk

Roukaya19

Thanks for the suggestion

Relied

''Makkah Crescent Timelapse''


:tup:

Roukaya19
Jul 10, 2011, 12:53 PM
So I post the new video! :)
Makkah Crescent Timelapse

Xc-aTHPXWuA

Makkawi.Pk
Jul 10, 2011, 3:37 PM
Makkawi.Pk

Roukaya19

Thanks for the suggestion

Relied

''Makkah Crescent Timelapse''


:tup:

Your welcome :D

Roukaya19
Jul 10, 2011, 4:59 PM
In the Crescent at Night!

(in malaysian)

xDdIfKGHy2U



Photos by Lutfi Lokman

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/270462_10150250512128954_794078953_7192348_3866287_n.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/262101_10150250504463954_794078953_7192216_1650257_n.jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/263582_10150250504568954_794078953_7192217_2039633_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/269941_10150250505003954_794078953_7192223_41953_n.jpg

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http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/261508_10150250506688954_794078953_7192255_4435662_n.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/261428_10150250510788954_794078953_7192324_6542781_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/269188_10150250511438954_794078953_7192333_7669293_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/267601_10150250512913954_794078953_7192359_984532_n.jpg

Thanks Nice pics Lutfi!

Roukaya19
Jul 10, 2011, 7:07 PM
Makkah Clock Tower
as at 10th July 2011 - no sound

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Roukaya19
Jul 10, 2011, 7:51 PM
Crescent Mosque - Masjid Al Haram

http://www.upislam.com/images/16317520780819040789.jpg

At the Time of the Installation of a Crescent of the Mosque
Sorry it's not the same

http://www.makkawi.com/uploads/Liberary/492.jpg

http://4photos.net/photo/www_4photos_net_11438080362.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5276/5904235309_17614d2043_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamir1984/5904235309/in/photostream/

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5320/5904234371_1abbddafd0_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamir1984/5904234371/in/photostream/

Roukaya19
Jul 14, 2011, 3:41 AM
Great updates by 'asyiqul^huur

7 July 2011

http://www.upislam.com/images/32172795962857797403.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

9 July 2011

http://www.upislam.com/images/94318643156002695543.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/31077915222029023295.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/90950532602414920913.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/02259965675052719439.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/99671795852929792269.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

10 July 2011

http://www.upislam.com/images/64879728426371114247.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/36879172972516117683.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

Roukaya19
Jul 14, 2011, 3:46 AM
Great updates by 'asyiqul^huur

11 July 2011

http://www.upislam.com/images/38889537441023511245.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

The dome for the telescope

http://center.jeddahbikers.com/download.php?img=390171

http://www.upislam.com/images/91646989232421984809.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/30768138167621002446.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

***

http://www.upislam.com/images/05966353612080949157.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/84389501704013738452.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/10339426674105226169.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/51072781349118159042.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/14393570093960574524.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/07719463179298674771.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/09809652738094229517.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

Roukaya19
Jul 14, 2011, 3:49 AM
12 July 2011

http://www.upislam.com/images/62748366271153999156.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/01599224416149553945.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/55355778595649803106.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

Roukaya19
Jul 14, 2011, 3:01 PM
Premier Composites Technologies

The balls before installation

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/249621_173405489387948_100001554931911_444210_4822418_n.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/252823_173405136054650_100001554931911_444209_7819660_n.jpg


Crescent

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/261263_177415318986965_100001554931911_464454_4806449_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/268376_223926067648108_100000921485747_640410_1426802_n.jpg

MolsonExport
Jul 14, 2011, 3:39 PM
It is appropriate that such a ginormous project would have big balls.

jacks
Jul 14, 2011, 4:26 PM
Well, this was a gaudy project from the start, but well done for doing something different! While I personally think this project is ugly and a bit inappropriate overlooking such an important site, I still have a lot to applaud about this building.
It has its own style (at least as far as supertalls go), the crown actually works with the size of the cluster of towers at the base, the clock tower is just in a league of its own and the overall attention to detail does a lot to stifle my initial view that the whole thing was tacky. It's a shame I will never get to see it in person.
The skinny Pearl Tower absolutely soared over everything else when I lived in Shanghai so my mind is boggled as to how dominant this much taller tower will appear in Mecca which has a much lower skyline.
Well done, and if we get a whole lot of imitators, this skyscraper nut will not be in the slightest unhappy:tup:

Roukaya19
Jul 16, 2011, 3:10 AM
Great updates by 'asyiqul^huur

14 July 2011

http://www.upislam.com/images/53756012277432717483.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/83254887909662454424.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/11291638660944617507.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/52902123206664448132.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

Roukaya19
Jul 16, 2011, 3:11 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2763/5835726506_ac7b15bdac_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/64111457@N06/5835726506/in/photostream/

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2578/5835725196_22ca87ed43_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/64111457@N06/5835725196/in/photostream/

Roukaya19
Jul 16, 2011, 3:14 AM
Great updates by 'asyiqul^huur

15 July 2011

http://www.upislam.com/images/75757424366038086325.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/62154681427449016619.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/29953520667934250723.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/97258861207313233319.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/80311813455382035027.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/25333069329691480561.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/29510061944017788873.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/60270601615777234877.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

http://www.upislam.com/images/81685421071376557888.jpg (http://www.upislam.com/)

Roukaya19
Jul 16, 2011, 3:16 AM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6130/5941438246_7b121ee211_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noushadali/5941438246/)
Makkah_2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noushadali/5941438246/) par MadinahVision.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/noushadali/), sur Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6140/5940879843_a4a531032f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noushadali/5940879843/)
Makkah_3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noushadali/5940879843/) par MadinahVision.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/noushadali/), sur Flickr

GulfArabia
Jul 22, 2011, 7:11 AM
Its the space age in Makkah


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6011/5958742813_704ff17775_b.jpg
http://img103.herosh.com/2011/04/28/948262147.jpg

the render

animatedmartian
Jul 22, 2011, 8:21 AM
Crazy. It's almost sci-fiey.

GTING
Jul 22, 2011, 1:44 PM
Amazing! Sadly this is a place I will probably never visit... What is the developement across from it? It seems to have about 50 tower cranes.

Roukaya19
Jul 22, 2011, 5:37 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6015/5965261816_0de8b7a283_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sara_bnt_mohamed/5965261816/

Roukaya19
Jul 22, 2011, 6:14 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6029/5952361776_178cb22c3f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40397502@N03/5952361776/)
من جوار المسجد الحرام (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40397502@N03/5952361776/) par بن فوزان (http://www.flickr.com/people/40397502@N03/), sur Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6013/5963541026_51a56da4af_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maramphotography/5963541026/)
.. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maramphotography/5963541026/) par Maram photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/maramphotography/), sur Flickr

wux7Hc3ZHG0

yousef
Jul 23, 2011, 8:32 AM
Hi

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6002/5966502714_9cc25a4cac_b.jpg

My Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/y2020y/5966502714/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/y2020y/

Roukaya19
Jul 23, 2011, 3:34 PM
Thanks Youssef! It's a very nice pic

I want to tell you that ....some workers of the Makkah clock and crescent have put on their fb page your last video about the crescent. There are many now of this video on YT but they put your link. One superviser present it with the word ''Our Job''. They like it!

robhut
Jul 23, 2011, 4:08 PM
WOWW!!! Impresive for the siza but other than that is probably one of the ugliest building ever built.

JDRCRASH
Jul 23, 2011, 4:37 PM
This one could be a pain for jsr...

yousef
Jul 23, 2011, 8:40 PM
التجربة الأولى لإضاءة المنارة
The first experiment for the lighthouse lighting

http://www6.0zz0.com/2011/07/23/20/125185408.jpg

Roukaya19
Jul 23, 2011, 10:42 PM
The crescent green! ...How do they light it?

I know they intalled bulbs all over the crescent but how it's all lighted??

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/188388_188457687882728_100001554931911_500398_4249156_n.jpg
by Premier Composite Technologies

colemonkee
Jul 23, 2011, 11:22 PM
Great shots, Yousef. Keep 'em comin!

blacktrojan3921
Jul 24, 2011, 6:28 AM
The crescent green! ...How do they light it?

I know they intalled bulbs all over the crescent but how it's all lighted??

Anything is possible if you just belieeeeeve~ :banaride:

Roukaya19
Jul 25, 2011, 11:30 AM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6030/5972660702_f11e5dfe3e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fofzi-almalki/5972660702/)
MAKKAH ♥​ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fofzi-almalki/5972660702/) par 2T.MLK ♥ (http://www.flickr.com/people/fofzi-almalki/), sur Flickr

Roukaya19
Jul 25, 2011, 11:31 AM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6026/5968827716_04dcaf819e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/47652094@N02/5968827716/)
هلال برج الوقف في مكة (http://www.flickr.com/photos/47652094@N02/5968827716/) par MeRO-AlHamed (http://www.flickr.com/people/47652094@N02/), sur Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6142/5968297147_1a3f98a5b2_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/47652094@N02/5968297147/)
من اسفل برج الوقف (http://www.flickr.com/photos/47652094@N02/5968297147/) par MeRO-AlHamed (http://www.flickr.com/people/47652094@N02/), sur Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6135/5968879248_58c02bc70f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/47652094@N02/5968879248/)
عقارب ساعة مكة (http://www.flickr.com/photos/47652094@N02/5968879248/) par MeRO-AlHamed (http://www.flickr.com/people/47652094@N02/), sur Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6014/5968239313_ee73f04813_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/47652094@N02/5968239313/)
ساعة الوقف (http://www.flickr.com/photos/47652094@N02/5968239313/) par MeRO-AlHamed (http://www.flickr.com/people/47652094@N02/), sur Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6144/5968312543_306b595b1b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/47652094@N02/5968312543/)
الساعة (http://www.flickr.com/photos/47652094@N02/5968312543/) par MeRO-AlHamed (http://www.flickr.com/people/47652094@N02/), sur Flickr

Roukaya19
Jul 25, 2011, 11:32 AM
The Crescent

Watch on YT

1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMkza2cudWk&feature=player_embedded

2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRMS89_Vqfk&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R0epqX3r68&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

4- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YknJLmBlzvQ&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

5- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGDHFDcTh3E&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

6- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXAir0cxrXE&feature=related


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burtj
Jul 25, 2011, 11:54 AM
The Abraj Al Bait Towers is a building complex under construction (Completion 2008) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It will be the largest (not tallest) building in the world by mass, the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, and one of the tallest buildings in the world at 577 m.

The site of the structure is across the street from the entrance to the Masjid al Haram, which houses the Kaaba, the holiest site in Islam. As a result, the Abraj Al Bait Towers will have a large prayer room capable of holding nearly four thousand worshippers. It will contain a five-star hotel to help accommodate the over two million pilgrims who participate in hajj each year.

In addition, the Abraj Al Bait Towers will have a four-story shopping mall and a parking garage capable of holding over eight hundred vehicles. Residential towers will house permanent residents while two heliports and a conference center are to accommodate business travellers. In total, up to 65,000 people would be housed inside the Towers.

Previous Designs:
http://i13.tinypic.com/433bgoo.jpg
400m?

Old Design (2005):
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/730/abbbsnv2.jpg
485m.

Now Design (2007):
http://aawsat.com/english/images/2007/03/14/O31708309.jpg
577m.





U/C picture from March
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/133/317971592_b6d80e7b43_o.jpg
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/5196/ab2xp6.jpg

Enjoy! :banana:

That is really cool! It is a really interesting design

whiteford
Jul 27, 2011, 2:56 PM
the detail is nothing short of amazing. god loves this building and so do i.:worship:

whiteford
Jul 27, 2011, 3:11 PM
WOWW!!! Impresive for the siza but other than that is probably one of the ugliest building ever built.

bull, its surrounded by buildings that are much ugly er. its a work of art. some folks just have different taste. in that area of the world strait square boxes are not as appealing as a many facade building. its a building of worship on top of that. have some class.:sly:

Roukaya19
Jul 28, 2011, 6:08 PM
Nice one!
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6134/5982460796_3a534deb05_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30794489@N06/5982460796/)
Abraj Al-Bait (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30794489@N06/5982460796/) par Hamza Gazzaz (http://www.flickr.com/people/30794489@N06/), sur Flickr

Roukaya19
Jul 28, 2011, 6:13 PM
The Crescent

Watch on YT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8-y9OwkZbM&feature=player_embedded


http://oi54.tinypic.com/dxk65h.jpg
by Premier Composite Technologies

GulfArabia
Jul 29, 2011, 1:08 AM
Roukaya19

i think that that photo ^^ is meant to be a joke :p

Aleks
Jul 29, 2011, 2:32 AM
i was about to say....

although i wouldn't doubt it if it was real. that crescent is MASSIVE, plus the royal family could get it done if they wished. it'd be one of the filthiest apartments in the entire planet!

Roukaya19
Jul 29, 2011, 3:43 AM
Roukaya19

i think that that photo ^^ is meant to be a joke :pWhat are you talking about ??? I have my office there...don't you see? ^^

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/264390_10150250505513954_794078953_7192232_6515628_n.jpg

BStyles
Jul 29, 2011, 4:11 AM
Get out!

If this is real....then you must have the highest occupied office space in the world, huh?

GulfArabia
Jul 29, 2011, 8:34 AM
What are you talking about ??? I have my office there...don't you see? ^^


LOOOOL ! where did you find this pic :D

GulfArabia
Jul 29, 2011, 8:36 AM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6131/5963283253_782bd25b87_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/57930571@N05/5963283253/in/photostream/

amazing view :)

Inkoumori
Jul 29, 2011, 11:15 AM
^Truly so!

Jonovision
Jul 29, 2011, 11:41 AM
Amazing project.

What is underconstruction on the left side of that last pic?

GulfArabia
Jul 29, 2011, 1:51 PM
Amazing project.

What is underconstruction on the left side of that last pic?

its: Jabal Omar Project. "Omar Mountain project"

its part of the mosque huge expansion (prayer halls) + towers and accommodation (hotel)

http://www.constructionweekonline.com/pictures/Makkah-Development-Plan-3.gif

Jabal Omar project will house 12 hotels and that all of them have been signed off under management contracts with the Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott chains. I've taken the liberty of listing them all here for the sake of simplicity and easy access.

HILTON
496-room Conrad Makkah (2014)
516-room Hilton Suites Makkah (2014)
566-room Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel (2014)
865-room Hilton Bab Makkah North (2014)
865-room Hilton Bab Makkah South (2014)
806-room Doubletree by Hilton Makkah (2014)

HYATT
628-room Hyatt Regency Mecca (2013)
200-room Hyatt Place Mecca (2014)
200-room Hyatt Summerfield Suites Mecca (2014)

MARRIOTT
636-room JW Marriott Makkah (2015)
540-room Marriott Makkah (2014)
432-room Courtyard by Marriott Makkah (2015)
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Roukaya19
Jul 30, 2011, 7:27 PM
LOOOOL ! where did you find this pic :DNice pic heh!

You don't believe me :rolleyes:...look at the render on what my friend is standing on!

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/188388_188457687882728_100001554931911_500398_4249156_n.jpg

Roukaya19
Jul 30, 2011, 7:31 PM
20 July 2011

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/5958556322_1341b78ca5_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/57930571@N05/5958556322/in/photostream/

Roukaya19
Jul 30, 2011, 11:33 PM
Makkah clock tower
to ''beam'' from beginning of Ramadan

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6149/5969349033_a8f5dddfc8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmadz/5969349033/)
Glorious-PHOTOSHOPPED (http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmadz/5969349033/) par EZ-Cool-Dude (http://www.flickr.com/people/emmadz/), sur Flickr

The Makkah Royal Clock Tower will start ticking
officially on the first of Ramadan


By BADEA ABU AL-NAJA | ARAB NEWS

Published: Jul 30, 2011 22:51 Updated: Jul 30, 2011 23:02

MAKKAH:The Makkah Royal Clock Tower, the second tallest tower in the world, will start emitting 16 light beams to a height of 10 kilometers Sunday evening to announce the beginning of Ramadan.

The loud speakers installed at the top of the tower will carry the sound of adhan (call to prayer) from the Grand Mosque to seven kilometers far. The powerful lights in white and green blinking at the time of adhan can be seen from a distance of 30 kilometers. The lights are also helpful for people with hearing difficulties to know prayer times.

The clock face is white and indicators dark during daylight and green and white at night.

A trial run of the clock was held at the beginning of last year’s Ramadan.

The gigantic Makkah clock project was constructed on top of tower number five of King Abdul Aziz Endowment project, which consists of seven towers.

“All arrangements to receive Ramadan guests in the residential hotel, on which the clock tower is situated, have been completed. All rooms and suites have an Islamic style of interior décor that add to the spirituality of Ramadan,” director of telecommunications and business promotion at the Fairmont Raffles Hotels International in Makkah, Khaled Yamaq, said.

The Makkah Clock Tower Hotel, on which the clock is situated, is 601 meters high with 76 stories and 858 suites. It overlooks the Grand Mosque.

“A large number of pilgrims of different nationalities will be visiting the tower to get a close look at the interior of the clock tower. Therefore, the hotel’s main banquet hall has prepared to accommodate 1,000 guests for iftar (fast-breaking meal) and suhur (predawn meal before starting the fast). It comprises menus of 15 countries, including local dishes,” he said.

Ramadan cannon

A cannon will fire seven shots to mark the beginning of Ramadan in Makkah, the Saudi Press Agency said on Saturday. Shots will be fired throughout the month to announce the time of breaking the fast, the time for suhur and the end of the suhur.

The cannon will be positioned at the top of the highest hill, away from residential neighborhoods in Makkah, and is provided with sound-producing detonators. There are special security officers to take care of the cannon, which will be sent back to the store of the Tasks and Duties Administration in Makkah after the last shots announcing the arrival of Eid Al-Fitr. A total of 150 shots will be fired in the whole month.

In most Muslim countries, cannons are fired to announce the beginning of Ramadan and fast breaking time.

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article480501.ece

yousef
Jul 31, 2011, 3:11 AM
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/56558249.jpg

جو مكة صباح الثلاثين من شعبان 1432
Atmosphere of Mecca this morning

yousef
Jul 31, 2011, 3:18 AM
http://www6.0zz0.com/2011/07/23/20/125185408.jpg

Original image :)

yousef
Aug 1, 2011, 5:41 PM
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/56655507.jpg

Ramadan 1 رمضـــــان



:)

Roukaya19
Aug 1, 2011, 7:57 PM
WOW! Great pic! Thanks Youssef ...Ramadan Kareem :)

Roukaya19
Aug 1, 2011, 7:58 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6025/5998427467_5f4627f18b_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gogy/5998427467/

yousef
Aug 2, 2011, 3:50 AM
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/56678568.jpg

Ramadan 2 رمضـــــان

:)

yousef
Aug 2, 2011, 4:08 AM
WOW! Great pic! Thanks Youssef ...Ramadan Kareem :)


Thank you very much, Roukaya19
Ramadan Kareem ;)

yousef
Aug 3, 2011, 6:00 AM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6137/6004403888_998d6815ee_b.jpg

Ramadan 3 رمضـــــان

In flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/y2020y/6004403888/in/photostream

yousef
Aug 3, 2011, 10:05 PM
http://www.vimeo.com/27260733

Roukaya19
Aug 4, 2011, 3:16 AM
ساعة مكة تعانق السماء بـ 16 حزمة ضوئية

Makkah Clock hugging the sky with 16 beam

http://www.makkawi.com/pics.aspx?key=A26194166A8A1651A519621712824421615615Z26147242224149A96A52115142A942A6Z9A52185194141A93168126

2 August 2011

أنارت ساعة مكة المكرمة سماء العاصمة المقدسة البارحة، بإطلاقها حزما ضوئية فوسفورية جذابة في مختلف الاتجاهات مع بدء رفع أذان صلاة المغرب خلال إفطار الصائمين.

وخطفت الأضواء الساحرة المنطلقة من أعلى قمة ساعة مكة أنظار الصائمين والمعتمرين وزوار بيت الله الحرام، بعد أن أطلقت الأضواء بالتزامن مع موعد إفطار الصائمين في مراحل تجريبية إذانا بإطلاق كافة الإشعاعات الضوئية من ساعة مكة خلال موسم رمضان الحالي، إذ تم إطلاق 16 حزمة ضوئية عمودية خاصة تصل ارتفاعها إلى أكثر من عشرة كيلو مترات، وتبلغ قوة كل منها عشرة كيلو وات.

وتتم إضاءة أعلى قمة ساعة مكة بواسطة 21 ألف مصباح ضوئي جذاب وجميل عمل بطريقة هندسية جميلة ورائعة، ويصدر أضواء لامعة وجذابة باللونين الأبيض والأخضر يمكن رؤيتها من مسافة تصل إلى 30 كيلومترا من موقع البرج.

وتشير الإضاءة إلى دخول وقت الصلوات في العاصمة المقدسة، كما تمكن هذه الإشارات الضوئية ذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة من صم وبكم وضعيفي السمع، أو الذين يتواجدون في مواقع تبعد عن ساحات المسجد الحرام من معرفة دخول وقت الصلاة عبر الإشعاعات الضوئية المتواجدة في ساعة المسجد الحرام.

وتعد واجهة ساعة العاصمة المقدسة بيضاء اللون، والمؤشرات سوداء اللون نهارا، ويختلف أسلوب الإضاءة ليلا، حيث تكون الساعة خضراء اللون، والمؤشرات بيضاء اللون، فيما يحيط لفظ الجلالة بالساعة من جميع الجوانب.

http://www.makkawi.com/News/show.aspx?Id=2015

Google translation:

Lined the sky an hour Mecca the Holy City yesterday, launching aggressive phosphorous attractive light in different directions with the initiation of azan Maghrib prayer breakfast during fasting.

She was abducted lights charming emanating from the highest peak hour Mecca attention fasters and Umrah performers and visitors to the House of God, having launched the lights in conjunction with the date of breakfast fasting in the experimental stages ears opened all the radiation light than an hour of Mecca during the season of Ramadan, the current, since it was launched 16 beam light vertical private up to a height of more than ten kilometers, with a strength of each of ten kilowatts.

The lighting is the highest peak hour of Mecca by 21 thousand light bulb attractive and beautiful work of engineering in a beautiful and wonderful, and the lights made shiny and attractive white and green can be seen from a distance of up to 30 kilometers from the site of the tower.

The lighting to the time for prayers in the Holy City, and enables optical signals with the special needs of deaf and dumb and hearing-impaired, or who are in locations away from the arenas the Sacred Mosque to know the time for prayer through the radiation light located in the hour of the Grand Mosque.

The interface of the capital of the Holy Hour, white, black and indicators during the day, and different style lighting for night time where the green color, white indicators, with the name of Allaah surrounds all aspects of the hour.

World´s largest clock tower lit for start of Ramadan in Mecca - CCTV News

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Roukaya19
Aug 4, 2011, 3:17 AM
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Roukaya19
Aug 4, 2011, 3:18 AM
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/228882_227927813917264_223152611061451_671805_2060787_n.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6128/6002870736_209cb4be64_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/firas73/6002870736/)
منظر لبرج ساعة مكة عند عمل الحزم الضوئية في أعلى البرج أعلاناً عن شهر رمضان المباراك (http://www.flickr.com/photos/firas73/6002870736/) par [.. ΐм ғαяΐs7з..] (http://www.flickr.com/people/firas73/), sur Flickr

Roukaya19
Aug 4, 2011, 3:20 AM
Fog cloud - سحب ضبابية
by Youssef Ahmed

http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/180/850/180850187_200.jpg

http://www.vimeo.com/27260733

Roukaya19
Aug 4, 2011, 3:27 AM
http://www6.0zz0.com/2011/07/23/20/125185408.jpg

The Green Testing of that day!

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by Hamada Gentyl

yousef
Aug 4, 2011, 3:53 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6137/6008435223_3059f570f7_b.jpg

Ramadan 4 رمضـــــان

IN FLICKR (http://www.flickr.com/photos/y2020y/6008435223/in/photostream)

Roukaya19
Aug 4, 2011, 6:01 PM
Youssef you're doing great, this is fine art!

Roukaya19
Aug 4, 2011, 6:02 PM
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yousef
Aug 4, 2011, 11:45 PM
Minaret clock tower - منارة برج الساعة

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yousef
Aug 5, 2011, 11:05 PM
Ramadan 5 رمضــــــان

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6011/6013048162_7979a1df6c_b.jpg

IN FLICKR (http://www.flickr.com/photos/y2020y/6013048162/in/photostream)

JDRCRASH
Aug 6, 2011, 1:13 AM
WOW, those are awesome lights! :worship:

Roukaya19
Aug 6, 2011, 1:37 AM
Awesome pic Youssef! very nice!

yousef
Aug 7, 2011, 5:21 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6025/6018695322_864362f2b8_z.jpg

Ramadan 7 رمضــــان

:)

IN FLICKR (http://www.flickr.com/photos/y2020y/6018695322/in/photostream)

whiteford
Aug 8, 2011, 3:33 AM
this project just keeps getting better. them lights are great.

yousef
Aug 8, 2011, 2:35 PM
http://v1.cache1.c.bigcache.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/57019553.jpg?ir=1&redirect_counter=2

Gift Makkah City 2011
Desktop background

yousef
Aug 10, 2011, 2:42 AM
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/57103809.jpg
Developments 10


http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/57103805.jpg
Laser

:)

GO_UAE
Aug 10, 2011, 9:03 AM
GulfArabia , the level of your updates and always having the time to reply to any queries is something to be proud of.

Do not go way down to his level. He is not worth your time , trust me.

RoyalOil
Aug 12, 2011, 12:51 PM
It's not a sign or a sin. It's just a building.

Roukaya19
Aug 12, 2011, 7:28 PM
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/284204_10150272332653954_794078953_7394295_4861043_n.jpg
by Lutfi Lokman

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/267394_10150275599023954_794078953_7418687_997598_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/216679_10150275597938954_794078953_7418685_1404194_n.jpg

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/284841_10150275599533954_794078953_7418692_4039295_n.jpg

By Lutfi Lokman on 5.8.2011

Roukaya19
Aug 12, 2011, 7:31 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6012/6009205698_8424659b88_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66001552@N06/6009205698/

Roukaya19
Aug 12, 2011, 7:32 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6009/6012130951_269a0a51d5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48961486@N04/6012130951/)
Makkah _ clock () (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48961486@N04/6012130951/) par Lulu -Kh (http://www.flickr.com/people/48961486@N04/), sur Flickr

Roukaya19
Aug 12, 2011, 7:34 PM
Makkah clock tower in Ramadan 2011

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http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6013/6009571368_9f05ef1680_z.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/monat/6009571368/

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6025/6009022669_b2eb909367_z.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/monat/6009022669/in/photostream/

Roukaya19
Aug 12, 2011, 7:35 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6007/6014269774_48a461ac60_b.jpg

Roukaya19
Aug 12, 2011, 7:37 PM
http://www.hdath.com/contents/myuppic/04e3b35efe050f.jpg

http://www.hdath.com/news.php?action=show&id=4944

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6121/6020364528_daf2ffd4f6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mshari_alzhrani/6020364528/)
الحرم المكي الشريف (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mshari_alzhrani/6020364528/) par mshari alzhrani (http://www.flickr.com/people/mshari_alzhrani/), sur Flickr

Roukaya19
Aug 12, 2011, 7:41 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6025/6021492524_f50d3f701a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/prespect/6021492524/)
Al-Bayeit Towers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/prespect/6021492524/) par Abdulhameed Shamandour (http://www.flickr.com/people/prespect/), sur Flickr

Roukaya19
Aug 12, 2011, 7:45 PM
Lighting 21 thousand lamps

The biggest clock in the world attracts
the sights of the visitors of the Holy Mosque

http://s.alriyadh.com/2011/08/06/img/267847768646.jpg
إضاءة الساعة تشاهد من مسافة 30 كلم
The lighting of the clock can be seen from 30 KM
7 August 2011

Mecca – Jama’an Al Kenani
The high clock of Mecca in the sky of the Holy Mosque is a prominent landmark with its green color for every welcomed visitor of the Holy Mosque. The clock that is elected to be the biggest work internationally can be seen from all Mecca neighborhoods, which makes it a distinguished aesthetic addition to the landmarks of Mecca with what it resembles of accurate geometric design where a selection of local and international engineers participated in creating it.

In some Islamic occasions such as the arrival of Hejri months and Eids, 16 thousand special vertical light bundles get lighted to more than 10 kilometers into the sky, where the strength of each light bundle reaches ten kilowatts. The prayer calling of the Holy Mosque will be transmitted live from the tip of Mecca clock through special speakers that will allow hearing the prayer calling of the Holy Mosque from around seven kilometers distance.

During the prayer calling, the top of Mecca clock gets lighted by 21,000 light lamps of bright white and green colors that can be seen of a distance the reaches 30 kilometers from the tower, pointing the approach of prayer time. Those light pointers also allow the disabled people such as those with weak hearing or those that are far away from the Holy mosques to know the prayer timing. The front of the clock is white with black pointers at daytime and green with white pointers in nighttime.

http://s.alriyadh.com/2011/08/06/img/023129564013.jpg

http://s.alriyadh.com/2011/08/06/img/957352680488.jpg

http://www.alriyadh.com/en/article/657125/the-biggest-clock-in-the-world-attracts-the-sights-of-the-visitors-of-the-holy-mosque

Roukaya19
Aug 12, 2011, 7:47 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6125/6025390541_20892dd190_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lubaib/6025390541/)
The Holy Ka'abah ! Subhan Allah ! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lubaib/6025390541/) par Lυвαιв (http://www.flickr.com/people/lubaib/), sur Flickr

]http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6069/6024045912_c34bacec81_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/great_dream/6024045912/)
Sans titre de (http://www.flickr.com/photos/great_dream/6024045912/) par // Great Dream  (http://www.flickr.com/people/great_dream/), sur Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6139/6025972523_04011d5362_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaos2001/6025972523/)
Makkah (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaos2001/6025972523/) par gaos2001 (http://www.flickr.com/people/gaos2001/), sur Flickr

Roukaya19
Aug 12, 2011, 7:50 PM
Premier Composite Technologies

The Minaret

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Observatory

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Clock old pics

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Roukaya19
Aug 12, 2011, 8:00 PM
Can't post all those videos directly...just see black screen. So I only post links.

uJF3EJYWLss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5G5euvmRtA&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryqNuYrV3tw&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I6A0-ngu8k&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQH89_hybIs&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bOSMt5ISGU&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL