Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel Download PDF

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Height: Occupied
558.7 m / 1,833 ft
Height: To Tip
601 m / 1,972 ft
Height: Architectural
601 m / 1,972 ft
Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel Outline
Height: Observatory
558.7 m / 1,833 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
6 m/s
Tower GFA
310,638 m² / 3,343,680 ft²
Development GFA
1,575,820 m² / 16,961,985 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms


Official Name Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel
Name of Complex Abraj Al-Bait Endowment
Other Names King Abdul Aziz Endowment Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Saudi Arabia
City Mecca
Street Address & Map Makkah Haram
Building Functions other / hotel
Structural Material steel/concrete
Proposed 2002
Construction Start 2002
Completion 2012
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #2 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #2 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #1 Tallest in Saudi Arabia
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Mecca

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Saudi Bin Laden Group
Architect Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners; SL Rasch
Structural Engineer
Design SL Rasch
• (not specified) Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners
MEP Engineer Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners
Main Contractor Saudi Bin Laden Group
Other Consultant
Façade Curtain Wall Design and Consulting, Inc.
• Wind Alan G. Davenport Wind Engineering Group; Wacker Ingenieure
Material Supplier
• Cladding Gurit; GUTMANN AG
• Crane STAHL CraneSystems GmbH
• Elevator KONE
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation

CTBUH Initiatives

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
7 Dec 2011 – CTBUH Research


The Protection of Buildings with High Pressure Water Mist
Oct 2011 – Stefan Kratzmeir, FOGTEC Fire Protection

Research Papers

Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV

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

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I