The Abraj Al-Bait Towers also called Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower is part of a impressive complex located in Mecca Saudi Arabia. It stands at 1,972ft (601m) in 2012 the Hotel Clock Tower became the second tallest building in the world, overtaking Taipei 101 in Taiwan.
The structure currently has a number of records, the tallest clock tower in the world, worlds largest clock face each are 141 ft x 141 ft (43m x 43m) in size and are visible from 16 miles (25km) away.
Each clock face is illuminated by 2 million LED lights. 21,000 white and green lights fitted to the top of the clock will flash the signal the five daily prayer times, these will be visible from 19 miles (30km).
A 20 storey shopping centre is also part of the complex, the highest residential floor is 1,480ft (450m) up and is just below the spires, which have a height of 233ft (71 m) high. There is an observation desk at the base of the clock with balcony just under the clock faces.
The Towers location is close to the largest mosque and Islams most sacred site in Mecca, the towers also have a large prayer room capable of holding over 10,000 people. The tower also contains a five star hotel which can benefit from the millions of pilgrims who annually travel to Mecca to participate in the Hajj.
|Height: Architectural||601.0 meter / 1972 feet|
|Height: Occupied||558.7 meter / 1833 feet|
|Height: To Tip||601.0 meter / 1972 feet|
|Height: Observatory||558.7 meter / 1833 feet|
|Floors Above Ground||120|
|Floors Below Ground||3|
|Number of Elevators||96|
|Top Elevator Speed||6 m/s|
|Tower GFA||310,638 m² / 3,343,680 ft²|
|Development GFA||1,575,815 m² / 16,961,931 ft²|
|# of Hotel Rooms||858|