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Capital Gate - Abu Dhabi ....{by Bassam}

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Capital Gate or Hyatt Capital Gate Hotel(ADNEC) is a skyscraper in Abu Dhabi adjacent to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre(ADNEC) designed with a striking lean. At 160 m (520 ft) and 35 stories, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city and features an 18-degree incline to the west. The owner and developer of Capital Gate is Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company. The tower (also known as the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi) is the focal point of the Capital Center/ Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre master development.

In June 2010, the Guinness Book of World Records certified Capital Gate as the "World’s furthest leaning man-made tower."[4][5] The new record shows that the Capital Gate tower has been built to lean 18 degrees westwards; more than four times that of the Leaning Tower of Suurhusen.

The building has a diagrid especially designed to absorb and channel the forces created by wind and seismic pressure, as well as the gradient of Capital Gate. Capital Gate is thought to be the Middle East's first building to use a diagrid; others around the world include London's 30 St Mary Axe (Gherkin), New York's Hearst Tower and Beijing's National Stadium.

The Capital Gate project was able to achieve its inclination through an engineering program that allows floor plates to be stacked vertically up to the 12th storey, and staggered over each other by between 300mm to 1400mm, which allows for the tower's lean.

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Majka44 on October 15, 2012

Super view and wonderful image!


Greetings from Slovakia, Majka

Dana Valentova on October 15, 2012

Wonderful, Bassam :)


Kind regards, Dana

kazkun on October 15, 2012

Hello Bassam, Very nice capture! L+F

Greetings, kazkun

Ivan Logvinov on October 15, 2012

Great architecture!
Warm greetings from Russia!

Ladush on October 15, 2012

Amazing architecture!

patano on October 15, 2012

I like this beautiful shot,

very good picture and original view !

Congratulations, you earned my

like 9!

Warm greetings from Paolo.

Welcome to my gallery. Have a nice day !

My blog

Ed. Me. Mo. on October 15, 2012

Great shot, beautiful architecture, L+F, best greetings from Colombian Caribbean, E & C. Me<>Lon.

Henu Eins on October 15, 2012


Oleksandr Mizyn on October 15, 2012

Прекрасная архитектура, красивое здание. С наилучшими пожеланиями из Украины!

~adrzym~ on October 15, 2012

Very interesting piece of architecture! LIKE

Greetings, Adam

Thank you for the visit!

Martin Beitz on October 15, 2012

Absolutly amazing. YSL. Best wishes, Martin.

Horváth Ernő on October 15, 2012

A fantastic building! Surely many starving people could have been saved from starvation by "plus the cost of construction." * WASTE food for thought!* The photo is good.

Andrzej - Tomasz on October 15, 2012

cuda architektury,świetne zdjęcie

Christos Theodorou on October 15, 2012

Wonderful building, so well presented – Greetings !

Armando Buira on October 15, 2012

Very beautiful picture very nice building!!! LIKE 18.

My best wishes, Armando

Ali Raza on October 15, 2012

Beautiful Architecture, Nice shot. LIKE. Greetings

Jawed Hasan on October 15, 2012

Beautiful building excellent shot
greetings, Jawed

virgo83 on October 15, 2012

splendid shot congratulations like 23 + fav 1

Claudius Katan on October 15, 2012

Impressionnant! L25 - Amicalement, Claudius

Sugár Nagy on October 15, 2012

They are great! You cut a little tight, but the building is spectacular.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 15, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S9200
    • Taken on 2012/10/02 14:43:28
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 4.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash