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Capital Gate - Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi

Capital Gate

Capital Gate Building - Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi
The Capital Gate Building is 160 meter high, 35 stories tall building in Abu Dhabi with an incredible tilt of 18 degree which is around 4 times the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This is also recorded as the most leaning man-made structure in the world in the Guinness Book of World Record. The tower is built near the National Exhibition center of Abu Dhabi and is the tallest building in the city. 

Engineering:

Capital Gate Building - Abu Dhabi
The tower with such tilt and design was to be designed with the utmost care. The tower is a combination of the reinforced concrete core, the steel structure of the outer floor design, and glass covering.
The Reinforced Concrete Core was constructed such that the core was tilted in the opposite direction of the tower's tilt so as when the tower is constructed the weight of the tower adding on the tilting side will bring it in the vertical direction and maintain the design, such concept are also used in pre-stressed concrete.
Capital Gate Building - Abu Dhabi
The steel structure is connected to the concrete floor s and this makes it a combination and strengthens the design. The glass on each floor is of new shape and new size such that each component is unique. The tower has  35 floors of the hotel each floor space is different in shape and area.
Capital Gate Building Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi

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