|Client||Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre|
|Contract type||Construct only|
An interesting angle: The Capital Gate is the heart of Abu Dhabi’s exhibition center. Constructed by the Habtoor Leighton Group in 2011 for the exhibition center operator according to plans by architectural firm RMJM, the building’s lower part houses offices while its upper part is a 194-room Hyatt hotel. The 35-story, 160-meter tower is tilted at an angle of 18 degrees westwards thanks to the base of the tower, which sits on a distribution of 490 piles that are drilled approximately 30 meters underground. The skyscraper’s slant is thus four times that of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Habtoor Leighton Group
Galadari Automobiles Building, Mazda Showroom, 1st Floor, Near Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road P.O. Box 10869
Dubai • VAE
Tel: +971 4 285-7551
Fax.: +971 4 285-7479