World’s Furthest Leaning Man-Made Tower In Abu Dhabi
Certified as the “World’s furthest leaning man-made tower” in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010, the Capital Gate Building in Abu Dhabi has lately become one of Abu Dhabi’s most famous landmarks. The Capital Gate featuring unusual design, forms the center of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre complex and the Capital Centre master development, a connected group of 23 towers including luxury hotels, commercial buildings, residential and serviced apartment complexes. The 35-storey 160 meter (520 ft) high leaning skyscraper is one of the tallest buildings in the city. Just imagine, it leans at 18 degrees to the west, which is four times more than the noted Tower of Pisa! The building has a 7-foot-deep concrete base with a dense mesh of reinforced steel; the central core of the building slants in the opposite direction to the lean of the structure, and it straightens as it grows. Interesting is that each hotel room is unique in size and shape, with floor-to-ceiling windows that let visitors enjoy the astounding views of the city below.