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1 Oct 2009

Abu Dhabi 'Splash' Set to Enter Guinness Book of World Records

One of our most recent projects in the UAE is set to enter and re-script the record books as the most inclined structure in the world. Abu Dhabi’s Capital Gate features 728 customised diamond-shaped glazing panels as part of a structure that visibly appears to defy gravity. 

The 35-story asymmetric diagonal structure will stand on an extremely dense mesh of reinforced steel and to balance the gravitational, wind and seismic pressures caused by the lean, the tower has been drilled 30 meters below the ground surface. Leaning Westward 18 degrees, this structure is 4 times more inclined than the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Capital Gate will not only defy gravity but is set to be a benchmark for future leaning constructions around the globe.

Currently our scaffold has progressed up to 22nd level and stands 98.6m tall.

Upon completion, the development will house the 5-star ‘Hyatt at Capital Centre’ hotel and will provide the most exclusive office space in Abu Dhabi.