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Not so fast, Pisa! UAE lays claim to world's furthest leaning tower

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Not so fast, Pisa! UAE lays claim to world's furthest leaning tower - CNN.com


(CNN) -- Chalk another record to the United Arab Emirates' collection.

The Capital Gate building in the desert kingdom's capital, Abu Dhabi, has been certified by Guinness World Records as the "World's Furthest Leaning Man-made Tower."

How far does it lean? Nearly five times farther than the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.

The 35-story Abu Dhabi building has an 18-degree slope, compared with four degrees for the freestanding bell tower.

But unlike the tower in Pisa, the Capital Gate building has been deliberately engineered to slant.

The floor plates are stacked vertically up to the 12th floor, after which they are staggered over each other by between 300 mm to 1,400 mm -- giving the tower its lean, the owners said.
I kinda like architecture, and I'll tell you one thing these guys in the desert can do, is ****ing build incredible buildings. Some of them are absolutely mind boggling. This one is just awesome.

But I am thinking in my mind... ****ing showoffs :2razz::mrgreen:
 
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