Makkah Clock Tower – Second Tallest Building in the World
Makkah: Standing tall at 1,972 feet (601.07 meter), the Abraj Al-Bait Tower, also known as Makkah Royal Clock Tower, has been declared the second tallest building in the world by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, considered a world authority on supersized skyscrapers. Only Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which is 2,717 feet (828.14 meter) tall, surpasses the Makkah Clock Tower in height. Makkah Clock Tower already holds several world records. It is the tallest clock tower in the world and has the world’s largest clock face. The structure has the second largest floor area of any structure in the world with 16,150,000 sq ft of floor space, surpassed only by New Century Global Centre in Chengdu, China, which has a floor area of 18,300,000 sq ft.