The Abraj Al-Bait Towers Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower


The Abraj Al-Bait Towers Mecca royal hotel clock tower



Abraj al-bair towers also known as mecca royal hotel clock towerThe 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

 

Height Graphic where the Clock Royal Tower Hotel is 2nd to Burj Khalifa

Wide shot of the Abraj Al-bait towers and surronding area of Mecca

Mecca Tower Hotel and surrounding area it dominates the skyline of Mecca

 



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