RMJM’s design for the Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi has been officially recognised as the ‘World’s Furthest Leaning Manmade Tower’ by Guinness World Records. Leaning 18 degrees westwards (more than four times that of the infamous Leaning Tower of Pisa) the tower has been constructed using multiple innovative techniques, including the world’s first known use of a ‘pre-cambered’ core, containing more than 15,000 cb m of concrete reinforced with 10,000 tonnes of steel. The floor plates of the 160m, 35 storey tower are stacked vertically up to the 12th storey, after which they are staggered over one other by between 300mm and 1,400mm to create a dramatic lean. His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, ADNEC’s Chairman said: “Capital Gate is a landmark development for Abu Dhabi and with this recognition the tower takes its place among the world’s great buildings. It is a signature building which speaks to the fore-sight of the emirate”.
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