By now you all know of the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa in Dubai, quite a feat of modern technology, engineering and architecture.
But did you know the world’s second tallest building is a million times awesomer?
The Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel (also known as the Abraj Al-Bait Towers) located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia smashes in at a whopping 120 floors. But not only is this behemoth clock tower tall, it is beefy! Look at how many towers surround that monstrous modern marvel.
It’s a friggen city in a tower!
All Tallest Buildings.
Here you see the Mecca Clock-tower during construction. Note that it is surrounded by a city of rather large buildings yet it is dwarfing them by far.
This night shot of the Abraj Al-Bait towers really shows off what a modern masterpiece of architecture it really is.
A few more aerial shots of the massive building. Just to put it into perspective how large this building is.
Over looking Saudi Arabia’s Mecca super structure.
Abraj Al-Bait Mecca Clock Towers Facts:
$15 Billion dollar project
Construction started 2004
Opened in 2012
Architects Dar Al-Handasah
5 story indoor mall
5 Star Fairmont Hotel Resort in one of the towers
Single Prayer Room that can hold 10,000+ people
Largest clock faces in the world
Built to aid in the pilgrimage to Mecca located right behind the towers.
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