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 (505)

Sugár Nagy on October 15, 2012

They are great! You cut a little tight, but the building is spectacular.

C haydeé on October 16, 2012


¡Qué preciosa composición! Like y favorite

Saludos cordiales desde Argentina, Chaydeé.

tatranka7 on October 16, 2012

Beautiful and interesting building...


Greetings, Tatranka

Guizel J.c on October 16, 2012

Great shot ,great architecture



Janusz Kulik on October 16, 2012

Piękne zdjęcie, wspaniały i ciekawy budynek!!! LIKE 32 pozdrawiam, Janusz

Slava S on October 16, 2012

Excellent composition and capture!!! L + F

Greetings, Slava.

Ahmet Bekir on October 16, 2012

Postmodern building with beautiful design...L+YS, selam, Ahmet

Mojzer László on October 16, 2012

Hi Bassam! Beautiful Abu Dhabi. Greetings: Laci L+F

Buts Yuri on October 16, 2012

Interesting and beautiful composition! Like 38! Best wishes! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

Giovanni-Casadio on October 16, 2012

Fantastica costruzione, complimenti x la splendida inquadratura...LIKE.

Saluti e buona giornata.


ideiafixe on October 16, 2012

Amazing building!

Ilie Olar on October 16, 2012

Very nice construction! Ysl! Greetings from Romania, Ilie

Nam Tuan on October 16, 2012

Very nice composition, beautiful photo. I really like it!

BritPlom on October 16, 2012

A stunning architecture!

Great photo. Like + Fav

Greetings, François

kurt Oblak on October 16, 2012

Sehr schön dargestellt,Like 44,gruß KURT

Roman Zázvorka on October 16, 2012

Very beautiful photo, beautiful and futuristic building, good shot. LIKE. Best regards and wish nice day from Czech Republic to Jordan . Roman

H. Lisbeth on October 16, 2012

Ihr habt herrlich futuristische Bauten in Abu Dhabi, Du hast das wunderbar fotografiert. Like

Viele Grüße, Lisbeth

Klemens Overkamp on October 16, 2012

What a wonderful building Bassam.


Greetings from Germany Ovi

sonjabgd on October 16, 2012

Excellent shot.



)) NICEFORO NIEPCE (… on October 16, 2012

Interesante con tan solo verla espero nos muestres una foto tomada desde el piso 35 sera algo emocionante. Saludos LK 54

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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