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)

Seima I on November 16, 2013

Incredible design!!

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Greetings from Japan,SEIMA

Margareth de Noronha on November 17, 2013

LINDA, LINDA, LINDA!!! L + F Saudações!

BertKg on November 21, 2013

Impressive architecture and beautiful shot!

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Warm regards from Holland,

Bert

Bassam Jayousi on November 21, 2013

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

Greetings, Bassam


tombraidervienna / N… on December 4, 2013

Fantastic architecture and very good photo!

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Greetings from Austria

ELMUNT on April 23

Wonderful view.Excellent shot.L

miru3po on May 2

圧巻、建築と言うより巨大オブジェです。F+L

Bassam Jayousi on May 2

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Luis O. Boettner on May 7

Impressive... beautiful construction!

Like 508!

Greetings from Paraguay, Boettner

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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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