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)

Klaus Richter on February 16, 2013

Amazing architecture very well presented!
♥LIKE 383
Best wishes from Cologne, Klaus

Safa Daneshvar on February 18, 2013

Great!

Bassam Jayousi on February 18, 2013

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


angelofruhr on February 24, 2013

Futuristical architecture! like

Warm greetings from Germany, Angelika

Prooupy on February 25, 2013

Surprise building! Like. Greetings.

Bassam Jayousi on February 25, 2013

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Аврамс on February 25, 2013

The amazing building! Awesome framing. Best regards from Serbia

Gianfranco Pala on February 27, 2013

I grattacieli di Dubai sono veramente unici!! lk388+F178. Saluti dalla Sardegna! Gianfranco

AS on February 27, 2013

L 389 -grandios-

Bassam Jayousi on February 27, 2013

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Mojzer László on February 28, 2013

Hi Bassam! Very nice photo. Greetings: Laci

riteasrain on April 3, 2013

Amazing buildings!!

Ste F on April 27, 2013

Interesantă arhitectura. Like şi salutări Ştefan.

chrmt on April 28, 2013

great picture, 1 like

Bassam Jayousi on May 22, 2013

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

Greetings, Bassam


danimero on May 30, 2013

I like this crystal building, good shot

Greetings, Daniel

Reiner Vogeley on June 16, 2013

Very interesting architecture and nice shot! Y* & like

Best regards, Reiner

trolvag on September 9, 2013

Fantastic architecture. Like Best regards.

tajmmulshaikh on September 9, 2013

Thank you for your nice comment. Your images are really amazing

Bassam Jayousi on September 10, 2013

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

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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