world's tallest clock tower

The Mecca Clock Tower (Abraj Al-Bait Towers) will be more than 600 meters tall and six times the height of London's Big Ben . 

The front side of the clock is adorned with glass mosaic and made of carbon fiber -- a highly-resilient material used in various technologies such as aerospace. 

The two main faces of the clock are 43 meters squared each, with the other two faces measuring 43 by 33 meters. 

it is under construction and is expected to be completed by this year end.  The hotel tower is topped by a four-faced clock. The tallest tower in the complex will also contain a seven-star hotel to help provide lodging for the over five million pilgrims who travel to Mecca annually to participate in hajj.

a elevation of the clock tower

a phase of construction of the clock room  

construction of the dome above the clock

a Arial view of the clock and dome

Magnificent na? 

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Raj - Only name sake !! said...


Bikramjit Singh Mann said...

yes indeed looks superb ...

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Yeah these constructions are so good :D
and it looks like the Dubai and the Saudi side countries are so obsessed with records and most of their buildings come out as wonders :)
what say ?

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