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Biggest Clock Tower: Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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This
mega–clock tower broke several world records when it opened in 2011. For now,
at least, it’s the tallest clock tower in the world, the tallest hotel in the
world (the Fairmont Makkah Clock Royal Tower), and the world’s largest clock
face—visible from 16 miles away and topped by a golden crescent minaret whose
massive loudspeakers emit prayer calls to a distance of four miles. If that
weren’t enough, it’s also the world’s second tallest building, exceeded only by
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The mega-structure is adjacent to the world’s largest
mosque, the Masjid al-Haram. fairmont.com/makkah —Adam H. Graham

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Biggest Clock Tower: Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

This
mega–clock tower broke several world records when it opened in 2011. For now,
at least, it’s the tallest clock tower in the world, the tallest hotel in the
world (the Fairmont Makkah Clock Royal Tower), and the world’s largest clock
face—visible from 16 miles away and topped by a golden crescent minaret whose
massive loudspeakers emit prayer calls to a distance of four miles. If that
weren’t enough, it’s also the world’s second tallest building, exceeded only by
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The mega-structure is adjacent to the world’s largest
mosque, the Masjid al-Haram. fairmont.com/makkah —Adam H. Graham

Courtesy of Fairmont Hotels

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