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)

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

True!

Cumizebica on January 5, 2013

Very beautiful and interesting building , excellent photo , L + F !

Best wishes

Slavisa

E Ee on January 6, 2013

Great architecture. Like!!

Bassam Jayousi on January 6, 2013

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

Greetings, Bassam


George Chow on January 8, 2013

Hermoso edificio,me gusta.Un saludo.

Bassam Jayousi on January 9, 2013

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

Greetings, Bassam


Lorant on January 9, 2013

Fantastic perspective - Like! Best wishes, Lorant

Freek Geldof on January 9, 2013

Remarkable architecture!

Gerhard Pilecky on February 3, 2013

It's an interesting architecture - a great view to this tower! YS+L!
Best wishes, gerry

Joan Felip on February 13, 2013

Beautiful and interesting building. Very nice photo. Like!

Greetings, Joan

Bassam Jayousi on February 14, 2013

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

Greetings, Bassam


Sidnei Recco on February 14, 2013

Very interesting architecture!Like

Kind regards!-Sidnei

Bassam Jayousi on February 14, 2013

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


t.chr on February 15, 2013

Beautiful picture. LIKE !

Greetings, t.chr

coolbush on February 15, 2013

Hello Bassam, stunning building, wonderful capture! LIKE! Best wishes and kind regards Thomas

Bassam Jayousi on February 16, 2013

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

Greetings, Bassam


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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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