The world's tallest buildings

POSTED: 09:13 AM PDT Mar 22, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Sep 02, 2015 

In honor of National Skyscraper Day on Thursday, take a look at which buildings are the tallest in the world.

tallest buildings - Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel
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The Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is the world's second tallest building at a height of 1,972 feet. Part of a complex known as Abraj Al-Bait Towers, the central hotel building can also lay claim to the world's largest clock face.


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