Monday, June 28, 2010

Capital Gate - World's First Man-made Leaning Tower, UAE City (Dhabi)

Millions of visitors are flocking the Italian city of Pisa from
100s of years to witness the only leaning tower in the world,
better known as "Leaning Tower of Pisa". However, this may no longer
be taken as a surprise after the end of this year as Capital Gate
is coming up in the UAE city of Abu Dhabi.

Capital Gate, owned and developed by ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National
Exhibitions Company), has been certified as the World's Furthest
Leaning Manmade Tower, by Guinness World Records.

The 160-metre, 35-storey Capital Gate tower has been built
to lean 18 degrees westwards. 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.

One more amazing fact about this tower is that it creates
an illusion as it appears straight (like any other building) from
two-sides; and appears curved or leaning from other two sides.

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