The world’s tallest clock tower is the “Abraj Al Bait Clock Tower” in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Here are some details about it:
- Height: The Abraj Al Bait Clock Tower, also known as the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, stands at a height of 601 meters (1,972 feet). It is part of the larger Abraj Al Bait complex, which includes several high-rise buildings and is located near the Masjid al-Haram, the holiest mosque in Islam.
- Clock Face: The clock tower features four massive clock faces, each of which is 43 meters (141 feet) in diameter. These clock faces are the largest in the world and are visible from a considerable distance.
- Construction: The tower was completed in 2012 as part of a larger development project aimed at providing accommodations for the millions of pilgrims who visit Mecca annually for Hajj and Umrah. The tower’s construction involved a combination of modern architecture and traditional Islamic design elements.
- Purpose: The primary purpose of the Abraj Al Bait Clock Tower is to provide accommodations for pilgrims and visitors to Mecca. It houses a luxury hotel, the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, which offers stunning views of the Masjid al-Haram and the Kaaba.
- Clock Mechanism: The clock mechanism inside the tower is an intricate and precise timekeeping system that not only tells the time but also provides Islamic prayer times and displays a rotating display of Quranic verses. It is considered one of the most technologically advanced clock systems in the world.
Please note that the information provided is accurate as of my last update in September 2021. There may have been developments or new constructions since then, so it’s a good idea to verify this information with more recent sources for the most up-to-date details on the world’s tallest clock tower.