Abraj al-Bait Tower,Makkah 11/2011

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F. Zaman on December 28, 2011

The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Makkah Royal Hotel Clock Tower, is a building complex in Makkah , Saudi Arabia. The complex holds several world records, including the tallest hotel in the world, the tallest clock tower in the world, the world's largest clock face, and the world's largest building floor area. The complex's hotel tower became the second tallest building in the world in 2011, surpassed only by Dubai's Burj Khalifa. The building complex is meters away from the world's largest mosque and Islam's most sacred site, the Masjid al Haram.

The tallest tower in the complex stands as the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, and the tallest and largest hotel in the world, with a height of 601 metres (1,972 feet). It is the fourth tallest building under construction. Upon its official opening the structure would surpass Dubai International Airport having the largest floor area of any structure in the world with 1,500,000 m2 (16,150,000 sq ft) of floorspace. It also surpassed the Emirates Park Towers in Dubai as the world's tallest hotel.

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  • Uploaded on December 20, 2011
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FH1
    • Taken on 2011/10/20 20:04:00
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 5.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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