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 (506)

Pedro M on November 5, 2012

Very beautiul

  • like

  • greetings from Spain, Pedro M

Pedro M on November 5, 2012


  • favorite 136

Greetings from Spain, Pedro M

manfred0 on November 5, 2012

fantastic like manfred0

Bassam Jayousi on November 5, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

Moni Quayle on November 5, 2012

Hello ~Bassam , this is not real! A great shot of this amazing building! I Love it!

LIKE312&fav138** and a nice evening to you, moni

Nyx Ning on November 6, 2012


adin on November 6, 2012

Hi Bassam, what happend, was the sun to hot, that the building melt a bit? :D L, greetings from Switzerland, Adin

Bassam Jayousi on November 6, 2012

Hi Adin!

Isn't it crazy! bu eye-catching too! I certainly wouldn't like to live up there!:)

Thank you for the lovely visit and for the Like

Wish you a very nice day, Bassam

dhorvat on November 6, 2012

Very impressive architecture. Like.

Cri Photo on November 6, 2012

Hi Bassam a wonderful modern architecture. Excellent image. YSL. Greetings from Cri in Sweden.

Bassam Jayousi on November 6, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

✿ܓGy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on November 6, 2012

Beautiful architecture.

Excellent interception.

Best regards from Hungary Gyöngyi

L. F. on November 6, 2012

like 318

Sempre singolare come al solito, congratulazioni


Alito_di_vento è chi… on November 6, 2012

FANTASTIC schot!!!! I LIKE, best wishes chiara

Jclaude G on November 6, 2012

Formidable architecture et superbe prise de vue, bravo. L 319. Cordialement, J-C.

Jesus Miguel Ballero… on November 6, 2012

nice build and pic


Albrecht H. on November 7, 2012

Interesting architecture, nice picture.

LIKE 321 & YS 141

My best wishes - A.

Bassam Jayousi on November 7, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

amadeus2050 on November 7, 2012

Extraordinary building. LIKE. Best wishes.


刘红石 on November 8, 2012

奇特的建筑, 美丽的拍摄, 喜欢!

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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