Mecca Clock Tower
Clock Tower in Mecca
The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, is a building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
The complex’ seven skyscrapers hold several world records.
The tallest tower in the complex is the Clock tower and stands as the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, with a height of 601 metres. It is the world’s largest clock face. The clock is five times bigger than the British Big Ben and can be seen from a 25 km distance.
Each of the clock's four faces measure 46 meters in diameter and are illuminated by 2 million LED lights. The clock's four faces are covered with 98 million pieces of glass mosaics. The minute clock-hand is 22 meters long, while the hour clock-hand is 17 meters long.
Kersten Europe delivered bent aluminium T-shaped window profiles on behalf of the four clocks.
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