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World's Largest Mechanical Clock Unveiled
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2010-07-14 17:00
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The world's largest mechanical clock -- the timepiece on Ganzhou Harmony Bell Tower, put aside the veil to show its magnificent view for the first time on July 13. Hands of the 4 clock faces were fixed under the cooperation of British engineers and Chinese construction workers on that day. Later, workers started to dismantle scaffold outside the timepieces. 4 huge clocks with diameter of 12.8 m were revealed one after another. At present, construction of dryly-hanging stone outside the tower is finished basically. The revolving restaurant and time corridor in the tower are under construction. Internal decoration will be carried out in full swing.   (Photo by Lai Jinhong, Reporter He Min)

A technician is checking in front of the mechanical tower clock on July 14.   (Photo by Reporter Liu Nianhai)

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