Abu Dhabi Leaning Tower Reaches Full Height

7 December 2009 (Last Updated December 7th, 2009 18:30)

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.