Construction is estimated to cost $1.6 billion US dollars and will be done by the Saudi Binladen Group.
In Mecca, beside Masjid al-Haram
The Ka'abaMasjid Al-Haram (mosque)Abraj Al-Bait Towers (expected completion 2010)
The floor area of Abraj Al-Bait Endowment in Mecca is 1,575,815 m2 (16,961,930 sq ft).
The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
yes it is the largest clock in the world
The four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia stands over the holy Kabaa. The clock faces are 43 × 43 m (141 × 141 ft).
The largest skyscraper is the newly built Abraj Al-Bait towers (the main tower) , with a floor space up to 1,500,000 square meters and a height of (1972 ft) 601 m to the golden cladded Creasant.
The biggest Clock Tower in the World belongs to the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Royal Mecca Hotel, in Saudi Arabia. The Clock Housing is 200m high and the clock face is 43m in diameter. It was built from 2004-2011.See Related Link below.
Mecca has modern parts and it also has ancient and medieval parts. The modern parts come from Hejazi construction under the Ottomans and Saudi construction in the 20th and 21st centuries. Most recently, the Saudi built Abraj Al-Bait which is a gigantic clock-tower than can be seen from the Ka'aba and the second-tallest structure in the world as of April 21, 2013.
The world's tallest building is the Burj Khalifa (formerly know as Burj Dubai) in The United Arab Emirates at 2,722.57'. Next is the Abraj al Bait Clock Tower at 1,972'.
As of August 2010, the largest clock has been the one on the Abraj al-Bait Towers near the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It was deliberately designed to be the world's largest, being six times larger than London's Big Ben and slightly larger than the second-largest clock in Istanbul, Turkey. The design was by a German company, Premier Composite Technology.