Abu Dhabi Leaning Tower Reaches Full Height
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Abu Dhabi Leaning Tower Reaches Full Height

07 Dec 2009

Abu Dhabi's leaning tower, Capital Gate Tower, has reached its full height of 160m. Designed by UK architecture firm RMJM, the tower leans at an angle of 18°, 14° more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, and is set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's m

Abu Dhabi’s leaning tower, Capital Gate Tower, has reached its full height of 160m.

Designed by UK architecture firm RMJM, the tower leans at an angle of 18°, 14° more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, and is set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s most leaning structure.

The tower will house a Hyatt hotel and features 189 rooms, office space and a cantilevered tea house on the 18 floor on the eastern portion of the façade, which also features a sun terrace and pool.

Capital Gate Tower is part of the AED8bn ($2.17bn) CapitalCity development project for business and residential complexes.

The tower is being developed by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and is expected to be complete in 2010.