These photos published on 3rd August in different Saudi Arabian newspapers, . Saudi Govt has invested a lot of money on making this tower. The income from this tower is said to be dedicated for Holy Kaaba. A lot of development done in Saudi Arabia during former Empror King Fahad’s time. Next to him King Abdullah also passed Big number of projects including KAUST (King Abdulaziz University of Science and Technology), The only university of its kind in Saudi Arabia.
The Makkah Royal Tower that has world’s biggest analogue clock fixed on its top and it is also Second Tallest Building in the World after Burj Khalifa of Dubai is planned to open in the month of Ramadan. This big luxury hotel building project is about to complete. This is the highest building in Makkah having 76 floors and 577 meter height. The clock is about 400 meter high from the ground level and it has 40 meter diameter. It becomes 5 times larger than Big Ben as reported by eXtravaganzi
The Royal Clock will announce daily prayers to the Muslim world and the Lunar Observation Center and Islamic Museum will serve to protect the heritage for future generations.
I am sure this huge project consumed huge money, I can’t say if it was worth that or million of Muslims world-wide who are dying of hunger and poverty could be a better worth of that money.