Capital Gate – World’s Most Inclined Tower?

October 30, 2008

RMJM Architects have submitted an application to the Guinness Book of Records to recognise the Capital Gate tower as the “most inclined in the world”.  Currently under construction in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the iconic tower will lean 4 times as far as Leaning Tower of Pisa. Capital Gate leans westward an astonishing 18 degrees; by comparison the Leaning Tower of Pisa leans less than 4 degrees.

Besides being believed to be the ‘world’s most inclined’ building, Capital Gate also features 728 unique custom-made diamond-shaped glazing panels. Due to the structure’s curving shape, each pane of glass is different and each will be fitted at a slightly different angle.

Capital Gate will accommodate the 5-star ‘Hyatt at Capital Centre’ hotel and will provide the most exclusive office space in Abu Dhabi. The tower forms a major part of the Capital Centre development, an AED8 billion (US$2.2 billion) business and residential micro city being constructed around the thriving Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

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