As the space crunch on Earth continues, most buildings are going vertical. The second tallest building, which is just about 251meters shorter than Dubai’s 828-meter tall Burj Khalifa, will be unveiled soon. The Makkah Clock Royal Tower measuring 577-meters long will be 59 meters taller than the 508-meter tall Taipei 101 tower. Developed by the Saudi Bin Laden Group, the tower is a part of the 4.5 million-square-meter Abraaj al-Bayt complex of the Kingdom Holding Co.
At the center of the complex will also be The Fairmont hotel, an upgrading project called the King Abdul Aziz Endowment Project for the area around Two Holy Mosques. The tower will also include the Lunar Observation Center and Islamic Museum.