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    Husainabad Clock Tower - The Tallest Clock Tower of India

     
    A lofty structure that stands high in the sky, Husainabad Clock Tower is one of the appealing facades of Lucknow. Located adjacent to the Rumi Darwaza, this clock tower is a perfect example to the artistic and structural skills of the Englishmen. Built in the year 1881, Husainabad clock tower is adjudged as the tallest among all the clock towers in India.

    Roskell Payne designed this lofty structure of 67 meter high and it reflects Victorian-Gothic style structural designs. Gunmetal is used for building the clock parts. It’s gigantic pendulum has a length of 14 feet and the dial of the clock is designed in the shape of a 12-petalled flower and bells around it.

    "The Hussainabad Ghanta Ghar (clock tower) was built in the late 19th century by Nasir-ud-din Haider to mark the arrival of Sir George Couper, the first lieutenant governor of the united province of Awadh,"
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