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Mecca Royal Clock Tower


Height: 601m
Location: Mecca
Year: 2012
Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel

City of Capitals Tower


Height: 302m
Location: Moscow
Year: 2010
City of Capitals Tower

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Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel

Mecca Royal Clock Tower

Height

601m
Floors120
Year2012
CityMecca

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The Abraj Al-Bait (Arabic: ????? ??????, romanized: ?Abr?? al-Bayt 'Towers of the House') is a government-owned complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These towers are a part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project which aims to update the city in catering to its pilgrims. The central hotel tower, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower, has the world's largest clock face and is the third-tallest building and fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world. The clock tower comprises the Clock Tower Museum which occupies the top four floors of the tower.The building complex is metres away from the world's largest mosque and Islam's most sacred site, the Great Mosque of Mecca.



The developer and builder of this complex is that the Saudi Binladin Group, the Kingdom's largest construction firm. It's the world's second most expensive building with the whole cost of construction totalling US$15 billion. The complex was built after the demolition of the Ajyad Fortress, the 18th-century Ottoman citadel on top of a hill overlooking the Grand Mosque. The destruction of the historically important site in 2002 from the Saudi authorities sparked international outcry and a powerful response from Turkey.

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City of Capitals Tower

City of Capitals Tower

Height

302m
Floors76
Year2010
CityMoscow

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The City of Capitals (Russian: ????? ??????, tr.

Gorod Stolits) is a mixed-use complex composed of two skyscrapers and an office building located on storyline 9 at the Moscow International Business Center in Moscow, Russia with a complete area of 288,680 square metres (3,107,300 sq ft). The two skyscrapers are named after both historical capitals of Russia: Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Construction of the complex began in 2005, with the office building completed in 2008 and both skyscrapers finished in 2009. Moscow Tower is the taller of the two skyscrapers, with a height of 301.6 metres (990 ft) and 73 stories, exceeding the Naberezhnaya Tower as the tallest building in Russia and Europe in 2008, until it was surpassed by The Shard at London, United Kingdom at 2012. St. Petersburg Tower has a height of 256.9 metres (843 ft) and 65 tales while the office building serves as a stylobate having a height of 76 metres (249 ft) with 18 floors.

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