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 (507)

Виктор Зандер on November 10, 2012

Excellent photo! Vote!

Bassam Jayousi on November 10, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

veranik on November 10, 2012

Wow... excellent.


Best regards.

Schmeukel on November 11, 2012

Hello my friend...magnificent shot of this futuristic building...YSL!! Best wishes from Bamberg/Germany, Dietmar

Gui Torres on November 11, 2012

Another great job with lines and curves. Also like the contrast between the blue building and the blue sky.

Like it! :D

Louis Jean B on November 11, 2012

Belle réalisation architecturale et photographique. J'aime la photo. Like. Jl.

Bartolomeo “passione… on November 12, 2012


super LLKK

Otmar Helmlinger on November 13, 2012

Dear Basam, amazing buildings, fascinating architecture. You show great images here. Also, thank you very much for your visit, kind and appreciative words. I was very happy about it.
Best wishes from Austria, Otmar

RNLatvian on November 23, 2012

This is fantastic! And the photo is perfect! Like!

t.chr on November 24, 2012

Very beautiful architecture.



Bassam Jayousi on November 24, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

♦♣♠D.M Daros♦♣♠ on November 25, 2012

Impressive architecture.

dziwnowik on November 26, 2012


♥ ♥ ♥ greetings from Poland , Peter ♥ ♥ ♥

add to group 7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Salvador Rafael Busó… on November 27, 2012

Un bello edificio para una hermosa foto.

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Bassam Jayousi on November 27, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

travelerosmx on December 14, 2012

Wooow interesante arquitectura! Like

bonavista on December 14, 2012

Dear Bassam! I just seen this everything with my own eyes! It's incredible! Less than for 20 years(when I was there last time) the desert was converted to garden! To Jebel Ali goes metro! Really,great!

My best wishes,Andrey

Bassam Jayousi on December 14, 2012

Dear Andrey, happy that you had the chance to see UAE after so many years, yes, this country has changed in every way, from about 3 million population in 1995 to now over 7 or 8 million!!!!

Cities have grown in an incredible way. One should also mention, that UAE has become a real big economy, second biggest in the Arab World. Tourism has become a major factor as well. Money is not an issue it seems and why not, grow grow grow!!!:)

bonavista on December 14, 2012

The most important that they have wishes and do it!

Bassam Jayousi on December 14, 2012


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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