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UAE’s Capital Gate out-leans Pisa

Capital Gate, owned and developed by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has been certified as the World?s Furthest-Leaning Manmade Tower by the Guinness World Records.

Capital Gate



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Capital Gate, owned and developed by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has been certified as the World’s Furthest-Leaning Manmade Tower by the Guinness World Records.

The structure located in Abu Dhabi leans 18° westwards, more than four times that of the infamous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Capital Gate’s floor plates are stacked vertically up to the 12th storey, after which the plates are staggered over each other by between 300mm and 1400mm giving rise to the tower’s dramatic lean.

The tower is said to also feature the world’s first-known use of a ‘precambered’ core, which contains more than 15,000m³ of concrete reinforced with 10,000 tons of steel. The core, deliberately built slightly off centre, has straightened as the building has risen, compressing the concrete and giving it strength, and moving into (vertical) position as the weight of the floors has been added.

When fully complete by the end of this year, Capital Gate will house the five -star Hyatt Capital Gate hotel and approximately 20,000m² of office space. The building was designed by international architecture firm RMJM.

 

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