Abraj Al Bait Complex
King Abdulaziz Endowment Project that strives to modernize the city in catering to its pilgrims. The central tower building has the world's largest clock face and is the fourth tallest building and fourth tallest freestanding structure in the world. The building complex is meters away from the world's largest mosque and Islam's most sacred site, the Masjid al-Haram.
In addition, 4000 stores featuring a range of international brands are located within the Abraj Al Bait complex shopping mall. and a parking garage capable of holding over a thousand vehicles. The project uses clock faces for each side of the hotel tower. The highest residential floor stands at 450 m (1,480 ft), just below the spires. The clock faces are 43 m × 43 m (141 ft × 141 ft), the largest in the world. The roof of the clocks is 530 m (1,740 ft) above the ground, making them the world's most elevated architectural clocks. A 71-metre-tall (233 ft) spire has been added on top of the clock giving it a total height of 601 m (1,972 ft). The tower also includes an Islamic Museum and a Lunar Observation Center which will also be used to sight the moon during the Holy Months.