Posted by : Aahil Shaik Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Crescents installed on 2 Minarets of King Abdulaziz Gate in Makkah Grand Mosque

The two crescents of the King Abdulaziz Gate minarets were installed by the Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, and are among the most notable examples of Islamic architecture in general and landmarks of the Makkah Grand Mosque in particular. Like and Follow Saudi Expatriates on Facebook

The Agency for Projects and Engineering Studies, in collaboration with Success Partners, the Office of Construction Management for Makkah Al-Mukarramah Projects at the Ministry of Finance, followed up on and directed the work of installing the two crescents at King Abdulaziz's gates, according to a statement on the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques website. Trending : Why is the Kaaba cover (Kiswah) lifted before Hajj

- The two crescents were installed on top of the two minarets because the length of the two minarets exceeds more than 130 meters, the height of the two crescents may reach about 9 meters, and the base of each crescent is 2 meters wide, according to the Engineer Muhammad bin Suleiman Al-Waqdani, the General President's Undersecretary for Projects and Engineering Studies.

- It is made up of the incredibly robust material carbon fiber, which has a gilded glass coating. The internal framework was constructed of iron.

- According to Al-Waqdani, a precise engineering plan was adopted during the raising of the crescent to the highest beacons using equipment specifically designed for such materials. Most Viewed : Sliding domes of the Prophet's Mosque in Madina

- This plan was carried out in accordance with the best international technical specifications and practices followed in the implementation and construction management of major projects, especially high-quality projects.

- The best and finest services for the pioneers of the Makkah Grand Mosque and in fulfilment of the goals of the wise leadership in doing everything that would serve the Two Holy Mosques and their destinations, as per the instructions of the General President for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque, Dr. Sheikh. Follow Saudi Expatriates on Linkedin

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