CAPITAL GATE hits the record books

Guest Writer

CAPITAL GATE, which is owned and managed by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), has been certified as the ‘World’s Furthest Leaning Manmade Tower’ by Guinness World Records. The structure has been built to lean 18 degrees westwards – more than four times that of the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa - and earned the Guinness recognition after rigorous evaluation by the Awards Committee since January 2010, when the exterior of the 160-metre (524.9 ft), 35-storey tower was completed.”CAPITAL GATE is a landmark development for Abu Dhabi and with this recognition the tower takes its place among the world’s great buildings,” said ADNEC Chairman His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan.”It is a signature building which speaks to the foresight of the emirate.”The tower features other innovative construction techniques including the world’s first known use of a ‘pre-cambered’ core, which contains more than 15,000 cubic metres 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 as well as approximately 20,000sqm of premium office space.

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