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Jun 10, 2010

World's Furthest Leaning Man-made Tower


8_200811031933223NFdR Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi, owned and developed by ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company), has been certified as the ‘World’s Furthest Leaning Man-made Tower’.

The 160-metre, 35-storey Capital Gate tower has been built to lean 18 degrees westwards, which is four times more than The Tower of Pisa, in Italy. When fully complete by end of this year, the tower will house the 5 Star ‘Hyatt Capital Gate’, as well as 20,000sqm of the most exclusive office space in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

 

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3 comments:

the building isn't actually leaning, it was built that way. the pisa leans because of a bad foundation. this building is curved.

I'd agree to that but the point here made is about the way it is constructed to be having a visualization of it leaning. I must say that's indeed awesome engineering.

I hate to burst their bubble but has anyone heard of The Leaning Tower of Wanaka in New Zealand. Built in 1999 to lean at 53 degrees

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