Clock tower height

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The height of the clock tower

The Royal Clock Tower is one of the highest skyscrapers in the world, with a height of about 601 meters, and it is located in the center of Mecca, specifically in front of the Grand Mosque, which is considered the largest mosque in the world.

Royal clock tower

The construction of the tower was completed in 2012, when it is considered the largest tower in the world in terms of area, with an area of ​​about 1.5 million square meters, and the cost of building it was estimated at approximately 3 billion dollars, knowing that it was designed by the Saudi Bin Laden Company And a group of other companies, and the tower includes a group of hotels, residential apartments, and a place designated for prayer that accommodates thousands of worshipers.

The tower is characterized by the hour that is located above; its dimensions are about 43 meters, and thus its size is greater than the Big Ben (English: Big Ben), which is located in London by more than five times, and it is located on the four sides of the tower, and its illumination at night takes place Using approximately one million LED lights, the northern and southern sides are distinguished by writing the word (God is Greatest) on them, and the eastern and western aspects are also decorated with verses from the Holy Qur’an.

Clock tower information

Some of the information you should know about the clock tower:

  • The tower is considered part of a government complex that contains 7 towers called (Abraj Al-Bait), which is the central tower, and the largest among them.
  • The Zodiac is the largest watch in the world.
  • The towers were built as a government initiative to meet the needs of the Hajj pilgrims.
  • German architect Mahmoud Bodo Rush is the face designer.
  • The tower contains a 120-storey hotel, a special conference center, an Islamic museum, and a prayer area for up to 10,000 worshipers, as well as a shopping center and a center for observing the crescent of the month of Ramadan.

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