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 (509)

Pablo Cruz on November 1, 2012

* 2 8 3 *

Michael 安路 on November 1, 2012

Fabulous beauty. Beautiful picture. Like. Michael.

Mahmoud Momtazan on November 1, 2012

Very nice shot!


Friendly greetings from Iran


♥ Kama ♥ on November 1, 2012

Great composition of the modern tall building, truly an im posing shot. Like - by ♥ Kama ♥

jockswa on November 1, 2012

A stunning structure indeed! Lk this shot Bassam. Best regards, Jock.

Søren Terp on November 1, 2012

Wow, what a amazing architecture, good capture - like and YS!

Marin Stanisic on November 1, 2012

Great architecture - L290. Greetings, Marin

eric-bretagne-29 on November 1, 2012

incredible place and architecture, wonderful shot
many thanks for your kind visit
best wishes

Bassam Jayousi on November 1, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

bp1885 on November 1, 2012

Fantastic building,and brilliant photo!


Guia arquitectura on November 2, 2012

Interesting work

Chinappi on November 2, 2012

I LIKE it.

Thank you very much for your visit and nice comment!.



Nelson Castrillon Ri… on November 2, 2012

Very beautiful building. LIKE

Bassam Jayousi on November 2, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

ELIDA on November 3, 2012

Wow!!!!!!!Impactante! LK+FAV Los mejores deseos. Elida.

vinc107 on November 3, 2012

Amazing tower


Andrzej Brudziński..… on November 4, 2012

Very nice photo.Like300!!!!!!!&YS134.Greetings Andrzej

Бобан Армуш (Boban A… on November 4, 2012

Nice shot, very beautiful modern architecture. Like 301. Greetings, Boban

© Bear on November 4, 2012

Great architecture, like

乾龍 on November 4, 2012

Very good photo

I like

Best wishes from Taiwan


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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