In an endeavor to enhance the aesthetic appeal of Masjid Al Haram in Makkah, the holiest site in Islam, two new crescents have been installed on minarets near the King Abdulaziz Gate.
These crescents, constructed with an iron framework covered in carbon fiber molding, boast a visually stunning design. Adorned with a gilded glass coating, they add a captivating touch at a height of 130 meters.
Mohammed Al-Waqdani, undersecretary of the Projects and Engineering Studies Agency at the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, emphasized the significance of these crescents in the Islamic and architectural features of Masjid Al Haram.
Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, highlighted the collaborative efforts with partner agencies to successfully install the crescents on the two minarets.
It’s worth noting that Masjid Al Haram is renowned for its 13 minarets, as well as other significant sites such as the Kaaba, Black Stone, Zamzam Well, Maqam Ibrahim, and the hills of Safa and Marwa.