Grozny-City Towers Facade Clocks

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Grozny-City Towers Facade Clocks 13.6m Diameter
Construction of Clock

The Grozny-City Clocks, located at approximately 43°18′57″N 45°41′48″E / 43.3158°N 45.6967°E / 43.3158; 45.6967, are near the apex of the northwest and southeast sides of the Grozny-City Towers, located in Grozny, Chechnya. The towers opened on 5 October 2011, during the birthday celebration for Chechnyan President Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov. Grozny-City Towers is a five-star skyscraper hotel, 40-storey apartment building, and business centre complex located near Grozny Central Mosque.[1]

Technical information[edit]


The dial of each clock, including the hands and clock movement, weighs about 5,200 kilograms (5.7 short tons). The steel support structure for each is about 14,000 kilograms (15 short tons).

  • Hour hand: 250 kilograms (550 lb) each
  • Minute hand: 400 kilograms (880 lb) each
  • Clock movement: 500 kilograms (1,100 lb) each

The dials of each clock are made of "Bri-Curtain" LED arrays formed of aluminium, designed to both save weight and offer less resistance to wind.[2] Each set of dial markers, 12 markers per dial, is illuminated with light-emitting diodes (LED).


Each pair of hands is made of seawater-resistant aluminium, statically and dynamically balanced. They measure 7,300 millimetres (290 in) for the minute hand, and 5,500 millimetres (220 in) for the hour hand. Illumination is provided by white, high-power LEDs encased in black acrylic glass.

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