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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Comments (502)

МариЯ on October 28, 2012


Fab Dub on October 28, 2012

Wonderful !! Nice shot !

LIKE Amitiés,Fabrice

Marek Stanek on October 28, 2012

Amazing architecture! Very interesting shot! L-270

Greetings from Poland, Marek

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starMAN on October 29, 2012

What a skyscraper! Breathtaking!!

Cheers from Rio, MAN

Anupam Mukherjee on October 29, 2012

L 271

Greetings from India, Anupam

Jörg R. on October 29, 2012

You present the modern architecture fantastic , Bassam !


Best wishes , Willy

Marco Balsinha on October 29, 2012

Belissima arquitectura, Gostei, cumprimentos de Seixal, Portugal

Excellent, and of course i Like it!!!!!

Greetings and best wishes dear friend from Greece-Piraeus.


João Paulo Coutinho on October 31, 2012

Excelente foto.LIKE

Diana Angelova on October 31, 2012

Very beautiful view and photo! Like! Greetings, Diana

hlegallais on October 31, 2012

strange effect, like this shot, Hervé

Rodema on October 31, 2012

Great work and very beautiful image!! LIKE!! Best Regards, rodema.

Torsten C on October 31, 2012

Fascinating architecture! Superb composition! L,F! Friendly greetings, Torsten

5VIKT on October 31, 2012

Excellent view! Like !

nachbar on October 31, 2012

Ein wundervolles Motiv.LIKE 281 !!!.VG NACHBAR

JHOANA (JHOA) on October 31, 2012

Very nice shot!!!

Best Regards,

  • Jhoana
Dumitru Ciobanu on October 31, 2012

Superbe clădiri!Arhitectură îndrăzneață!L282+F129!

Bassam Jayousi on November 1, 2012

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Fav.

Best wishes, Bassam

Pablo Cruz on November 1, 2012

* 2 8 3 *

Michael 安路 on November 1, 2012

Fabulous beauty. Beautiful picture. Like. Michael.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 15, 2012
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    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