The Projects of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine
The project of the Clock Tower
The fate of the clock of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine was linked to the fate of the sanctuary of Aba al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him), as when the holy shrine was bombed in the Ottoman era, the clock was also subject to the bombing, resulting its malfunction. It was also exposed to vandalism during the Sha'ban uprising in 1991-1411AH, when the holy dome of the Master Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) was hit by a heavy gun and the clock tower and its parts were damaged. Many maintenance works were carried out to restore it but it did not longer work like before. After that the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has witnessed a quantum leap of its horizontal expansion project as well as its gates' expansion. It was put into consideration the clock tower, which was allocated an special project, starting with removing the old structure located above the gate of the shrine's Qibla without causing any damage to it, and setting it on special metal pieces forming a bridge above the gate, in order to maintain its overall structure and form, which is a square tower topped by a small dome designed in the form of war helmet, based on an iron square-shaped interconnected base.
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