The Royal Mecca Clock Tower will have 76 storeys and has 577 metres height. This will feature a 40-metre clock that is more than five times larger than the Big Ben. It is at the heart of a vast complex funded by the Saudi government that will also house hotels, shopping malls and conference halls.
The clock’s four faces are 151ft in diameter and will be illuminated by 2million LED lights along with huge Arabic script reading: “In the name of Allah”. The clock will run on Arabia Standard Time which is three hours ahead of GMT. When a glittering spire is added, the edifice will stand at nearly 2,000 ft, making it the world's second tallest building.
|Big Ben(left) and The Royal Mecca Tower clock|
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