0000011642 00000 n 0000011711 00000 n 0000061987 00000 n trailer In just 6 years from start … Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. 0000016894 00000 n A huge golden crescent moon, 75 feet (23 meters) in diameter, will eventually rise above the clock on a 200 foot (61 meter) spire, from which some 15 beams will shoot up into the sky, the agency added. 0000040513 00000 n The project is being implemented over 1.4 million square metres. xref 50 0 obj <>stream 0000002554 00000 n The complex includes seven towers with a floor space equal to 15.6 million square feet. %PDF-1.5 %���� ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. German and Swiss engineers designed the clock and according to the Ministry of Religious Endowments, the entire project will cost $800 million. The Royal Clock Tower is the central tower in the Abraj Al Bait Project, 50 metres opposite the Haram Mosque in Makkah. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Structure will be five times bigger than London's Big Ben. 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 country's official news agency reported Tuesday. H��SKoA�ϯ�EZ�=Oϑ>T��JTB�6i�� I);�ns��F��3^��}��A�5&H5�/ �0'���Wظ�k�&O�j����ty�(�S� �g 0000017876 00000 n 0000027206 00000 n We’ll send you latest news updates through the day. This section is about Living in UAE and essential information you cannot live without. An observatory deck is planned at the base of the clock. This website stores cookies on your computer. The project will allow Muslims to buy apartments on 24-year leases as part of a government-based religious endowment. 0000011418 00000 n 0000004743 00000 n 0000005907 00000 n Speaking to Gulf News, Makkah Mayor Dr Osama Al Bar said that there would be four clocks visible from all four directions. 0000008146 00000 n Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. and 0000005724 00000 n This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. 0000006608 00000 n The clock will dwarf London's Big Ben, once the largest four-faced clock in the world, with dials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. A three-month test run for the clock will start during the first week of Ramadan -- the monthlong period of prayer, reflection and sunrise-to-sunset fasting, the report said. %%EOF 0000003788 00000 n Terms of Use 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. 0000119904 00000 n 0000039920 00000 n The project is being developed by Saudi Binladin Company, one of the largest development and construction firms in the Arab world. 0000045890 00000 n or redistributed. 0000027941 00000 n 0000079906 00000 n This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, 0000000016 00000 n 0000008769 00000 n Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. 0000017443 00000 n The clock will be visible from more than 16 miles (25 kilometers). Riyadh: The world's tallest clock tower will be opened in the vicinity of the holiest shrine in Islam in the third quarter of this year. Only one of the clock's four faces has so far been completed and is covered with 98 million pieces of glass mosaics. ��c=*D��k�~X�l�];g��e��(u��^O��0A �7=��ߌ3쀏�c���I�^v�vMœ������e8h. 0000017468 00000 n 0000006740 00000 n Its unique and distinctive features will be visible 17 kilometres away. Market data provided by Factset. 0000061424 00000 n For a building of gargantuan proportions it was constructed in record time. The remaining two clocks will be 65 metres high, 34 metres wide, with a radius of 25 metres. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. 0000003242 00000 n All rights reserved. 0000002118 00000 n Makkah’s Royal Clock Tower, Jabal Al Qala’a majestically stands on a 23 ha prime site south of the Holy Haram within walking distance from the Haram's extending outdoor plazas. The building at the center of the sacred site breaks over 30 world records; its giant clock face is 43 meters in size, the minute hand measures 23 meters in length and the … ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. 0000080281 00000 n The entire clock, from the base up to the crescent, itself will be 820 feet (251 meters) high. The Makkah clock will announce daily prayers to the Muslim world, and the Lunar Observation Centre and Islamic Museum will serve to protect heritage for future generations. These cookies are used to improve your experience and provide more personalized service to you. endstream endobj 5 0 obj <>>> endobj 6 0 obj <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/Properties<>>>/Shading<>/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/TrimBox[0.0 0.0 595.276 841.89]/Type/Page>> endobj 7 0 obj <> endobj 8 0 obj [/ICCBased 21 0 R] endobj 9 0 obj <>stream h�b``�a``5a```�}�01�W$Q(f`�d`g����T�������I���a��l�3L La\a@�����0�ZR������&��L�26[�d������1����t�A�T�Hn`���� ]�