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Aug

postedbyYousef

Facts about Mecca’s new Clock & Tower:

  • The Tower will end up being the second tallest building in the world, second only to Burj Khalifa.
  • It is the largest clock in the world and the highest.
  • 6 times bigger than Big Ben in london.
  • One of the clock’s 4 faces has been completed and is set to be tested for 3 months starting the first week of Ramadan.
  • The clock was designed by German and Swiss Engineers.
  • The clock tower include a Lunar Observation Center and an Islamic Museum.
  • A 76 story hotel within the tower will snatch the tallest hotel in the world title from the current tallest hotel in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
  • Largest architectural building in the world with total area of 1.4 million square meters.
  • Cost: $3 billion

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 at 3:14 am

3 Responses to “Mecca Clock: The Record Breaking Clock”

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  2. Che says:

    So let me get this straight; the saudi authorities are going to take what is supposedly Islam’s holiest site and build a vegas/disney style resort right next to it.

    Oh by the way, all muslims makin the Hajj are equal, but some are more equal than others and will get to stay in this new high priced resort.

    Great job keepers of Islam’s holiest site!

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  3. meh says:

    It should enter the book of guinness world rip-offs

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