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Roukaya19 Apr 23, 2011 2:19 AM

http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/2...ccaarpil21.jpg

JDRCRASH 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?

GulfArabia Apr 24, 2011 5:29 AM

love this pic


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Originally Posted by Roukaya19 (Post 76584783)


Roukaya19 Apr 24, 2011 4:41 PM

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Originally Posted by JDRCRASH (Post 5253234)
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


Traynor Apr 24, 2011 6:57 PM

Those windows in the crescent, will they be the highest observation deck in the world when complete?

Roukaya19 Apr 24, 2011 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by GulfArabia (Post 5253258)
love this pic

yes 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?

Roukaya19 Apr 24, 2011 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Traynor (Post 5253612)
Those windows in the crescent, will they be the highest observation deck in the world when complete?

can't say ....

Roukaya19 Apr 24, 2011 10:38 PM


JDRCRASH Apr 25, 2011 3:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Traynor (Post 5253612)
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.

gnmpf74 Apr 25, 2011 5:31 PM

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Originally Posted by JDRCRASH (Post 5254039)
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!

jowens Apr 26, 2011 3:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Roukaya19 (Post 5253520)
Someone said... it will be lifted in pieces and fix on the top


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

Roukaya19 Apr 27, 2011 2:28 PM

PCT constructs 23m 'Hilal'
for Makkah Clock Tower


http://www.constructionweekonline.co...ower-Hilal.gif
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.

http://www.constructionweekonline.co...h-clock-tower/

Roukaya19 Apr 27, 2011 2:54 PM

'Hilal' Mecca Clock tower
manufacturing in Dubai


تصنيع هلال برج ساعة مكة في دبي

http://cdn1.albayan.ae/polopoly_fs/1...3258875024.jpg
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.

http://www.albayan.ae/economy/first/...4-27-1.1428045

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.

OneWorldTradeCenter 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.

STR 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.

brian.odonnell20 Apr 27, 2011 10:32 PM

plenty of ugly things look better at night... thats because you can't see them that well.

Roukaya19 Apr 28, 2011 12:04 AM


brian.odonnell20 Apr 28, 2011 12:47 AM

:previous: my point exactly..

djlx2 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.


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