The largest mechanical clock in the world
• The largest mechanical clock in the world
In the atrium of the "Central Children's Store at Lubyanka" (EBM at Lubyanka) completed the installation of the largest mechanical clock in the world. clockwork project was developed at the oldest Russian watch factory "Rocket". Factory Creative Agency was invited to more than 100 hours of design options. Development and installation of monumental clock was implemented in a record six months a team of engineers under the direction of Jacques von Polier. The clock in the Central Children's Store at the Lubyanka will go on forever, the clock mechanism will work for at least a hundred years.
stern uncle watchmaker was sitting about 15 minutes Considered some spring, without raising his head in a helmet. I had to ask him to call out. I myself experienced, not to substitute for the picture. What happened! He ran a security guard, project leader clutched his heart: "It can not be distracted!"
It can not be, not only distracting, but the approach - all are nervous, they apparently were extra gear. Chief watchmaker ever said to me that not sleeping for five months.
for an hour is not simple, and the largest mechanical clock in the world! And collects them in the Central Children's store in Lubyanka.
But what about the Big Ben and the chimes? "- ask in the comments attentive reader. Behold, I, too, was surprised after reading such headlines in the media announcements. I had to understand.
To be precise, it is not the biggest clock in the world, and the largest clockwork. That is not. Clock with largest gears in the world. Again, not so. The biggest running clock with gears of this size. It's not that ... Perhaps the most correct is such an option: the clock will be included in the five working hours with the largest gears.
In any case, do not even fully assembled, watches look great. They will have a huge pendulum, swinging two floors below and reflects everything around in a curved mirror.
The unique clockwork weighs 4.5 tons and is composed of 5000 parts made of steel, aluminum, titanium, and coated with gold. The current clock mechanism 6 reaches a size of 7 meters and consists of the gear 21, a 4-meter balance escapement wheel 13 and the pendulum-Meter diameter of 3 meters. Mirror surface acts as a pendulum aspheric mirror, creating an optical effect. The main clock mechanism is located at the fifth floor.
In the formed pit was going to a huge snow pillow. Now the roof back into place in the original draft.
In the past, only four floors used for trade. On the top three were warehouses and administration. Will now work all seven.
Food Court decorate stained glass based on the works of Russian painter Aristarchus Lentulova.
Stained main atrium you certainly will seem familiar.
These are the illustrations of Ivan Bilibin Soviet children's books, "The Frog Princess", "Vasilisa the Beautiful," "The Tale of Tsar Saltan".
In the dark stained glass lamps are lighted from the inside.
On the roof of the Children's store will make the observation deck.
That's great - places where you can see the city from above, in the capital of no more than ten.
And the largest mechanical clock in the world in the EBM on Lubyanka Square will include one of the five leading mechanical watches such as Big Ben, The Kremlin chimes, the clock on the Prague Tower and clock in Ganzhou and become one of the brightest sights of Moscow.