An Abu Dhabi skyscraper has dethroned Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa as the world’s leanest building, the United Arab Emirates press reported on Sunday, citing the Guinness Book of Records.
The Capital Gate Tower, built by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and which will form part of an exhibition complex in the capital, is 160 meters high and has 35 floors. Unlike the Tower of Pisa, its architects intentionally sought for it to be inclined from the 12th floor onwards.
The Guinness Book of Records recognized that it is the most tilted construction in the world, with an inclination of 18 degrees. In other words, four times more than the Tower of Pisa, according to the press.
Work on this tower in the capital of the United Arab Emirates is expected to finish at the end of 2010. It will house a five-star hotel and offices inside. The economic capital of the Emirates, Dubai, is home to the tallest tower in the world, the Burj Khalifa, at 828 meters. It was inaugurated last January and has 200 floors.
Source: Yahoo! News