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)

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.

amadeus2050.

刘红石 on November 8, 2012

奇特的建筑, 美丽的拍摄, 喜欢!

**omidka&Arman** on November 8, 2012

شات زیبا

L +♥YS♥

Ray1900 on November 8, 2012

Hallo Bassam, Mooi gebouw! LIKE Bedankt voor uw bezoek.

Groet, Ray.

Danielcarlsbad on November 8, 2012

Gorgeous capture, I LIKE it very much. Warm Greetings, Daniel

Mata Hary on November 8, 2012

Gigantic beauty. Fav/144, Like/328! Greetings Mata Hary

Bassam Jayousi on November 8, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Landry Lachèvre on November 8, 2012

Belle !

Like 329

Landry

FPG24E on November 8, 2012

Very nice shot. I like.

Greetings.

Csinos on November 8, 2012

Amazing building & excellent photo!

L+F

Best wishes, Maria

Bassam Jayousi on November 8, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


M.Kranenborg-Torn on November 8, 2012

Very nice picture from a very nice building, like.

Greetings from Greetje

brigittemeyer on November 8, 2012

Very impressive architecture
...like...
Best wishes
Brigitte

Majo 65 on November 9, 2012

Amazing...Like.Friendly greetings,Majo

Bassam Jayousi on November 9, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Jean Louis Capdevill… on November 9, 2012

La tour de Pise est jalouse de ce bel immeuble. Jean louis

SuMaKa on November 9, 2012

Amazing building and architecture ! Great capture and work !

I LiKe !

Greetings from Sweden, Björn

Daniel Michels on November 9, 2012

(^_°) Hi dear Bassam,splendid building,like 338!

Best wishes from Germany to Dubai Dan.

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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

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