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No other high-rise structure out there that leans as much as the Capital Gate Tower, in Abu Dhabi. Not even the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which leans 3.97 degrees, can surpass this record. Capital Gate Tower prides itself with an intentional 18 degree westward incline.
The developers of the Tower have submitted a joint application to the Guinness Book of Records to recognize the tower as the 'most inclined in the world'.

Because of its unique posture, Capital Gate is being constructed on top of an incredibly dense mesh of reinforced steel. The dense mesh sits above an intensive distribution of 490 piles which have been drilled 30 metres underground to accommodate the gravitational, wind and seismic pressures caused by the lean of the building. Features of the tower include 728 unique custom-made diamond-shaped glazing panels that due to the structure's curving shape, will be will be fitted at a slightly different angle.

Photos of the Capital Gate Tower:
Thanks to worldarchitecturenews.com.

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