Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi lays the foundation stone for Kalba Clock Tower Square.
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SHARJAH – The Kalba Clock Tower Square will undergo a massive development to make it one of the most distinctive features of Sharjah.
Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, laid the cornerstone for the Clock Tower Square on Saturday.
When completed, the Clock Tower Square will be bigger by 104 metres in diameter, with a clock tower rising at 42 metres on an area of 668 square metres. its clock will be visible from all corners of the city.
The tower will have a number of facilities and transit corridors for visitors, while a special tunnel leading to the clock tower and an elevator to access the different floors of the tower.
At the centre of the square a 12-nozzle fountain will be built, with each nozzle representing the hour hand of the clock.
Two balconies will be built to allow visitors to see the natural landscapes surrounded by a 2,100sqm greenery.
Meanwhile, Al Wahda Street, which connects the road from the Square and Clock Tower to Kalba Corniche Street, will be expanded to 4,200 meters.
Clock Tower Square Street will also be expanded to three lanes to facilitate the movement of visitors and road users to the tower. ICA/Expat Media
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