Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Mecca Facts

150m+ Buildings 7 Completed3 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Tallest Building Makkah Royal Clock Tower (601 m)
Global Ranking #104 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #9 in Middle East by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #2 in Saudi Arabia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Abraj Al Bait Safa Tower (2007)
Average Building Age 7 years
Most Common Function Hotel, 40%
Most Common Material Concrete, 89%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

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CTBUH Initiatives

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Research

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
8 Dec 2011 – CTBUH Research

Research Papers

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2017
Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I

Fast-growing Saudi Arabia Embraces Tall Buildings
Apr 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I

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Papers Related to Mecca

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2017
Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I; CTBUH Staff, CTBUH
In 2017, 144 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is the fourth record-breaking year in a row, and it brings the total number of 200-meter-plus…
Fast-growing Saudi Arabia Embraces Tall Buildings
Apr 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; John Harris, Jones Lang LaSalle
Amid a rapidly changing cultural and economic landscape in Saudi Arabia, John Harris, co-head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Saudi Arabia office, discusses the shifts in the…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I; Kevin Brass, Antony Wood & Marty Carver, CTBUH
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
18 Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters…

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