Tuesday, 10 August 2010
From Arabian Business.com, thanks to Alan
The launch of the giant new clock tower in Makkah could establish the site as alternative time zone to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) for the world’s Muslims.
Around 250 workers are completing welding work on the clock’s frame. Around two million LED lights will light the phrase ‘In the Name of Allah” in Arabic on the clock faces, and some 21,000 flashing green and white coloured lights will be visible from as far as 30 kilometres away, to signal prayer-times. On special occasions, 16 vertical flashlights will be sent 10 kilometres into the sky.
Posted on 08/10/2010 3:01 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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