Husainabad Clock Tower, Lucknow

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Hussainabad Clock Tower is situated opposite to Hussainabad Imambara and just a mile away from the famous Rumi Darwaza. Standing at 67 meter or 221 feet, it is considered to be the tallest building in the country.

Built in 1887 and designed by the architect Roskell Payne, the clock tower is the magnificent example of the Victorian-Gothic style architecture in India. Its construction was started by Nawab Nasir-ud-din as a gesture of welcome to Sir George Couper, first Lieutenant Governor of United Province of Avadh. The work stopped due to his death but was finally completed in 1887. It cost a whopping Rs.1.74 lakh in those days.

The components of the clock in the skyscraper were made of gun metal which was brought from Luigate Hill, London. The fourteen feet long and one and a half inch thick pendulum is larger than even than that of the Westminster Clock. It revolves around a flower shaped dial with bells chiming around it.

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