RMJM architects: 'capital gate' tower, abu dhabi RMJM architects: 'capital gate' tower, abu dhabi
may 30, 2009

RMJM architects: 'capital gate' tower, abu dhabi

‘capital gate’ by RMJM architects image courtesy RMJM architects

construction has reached the half way point for ‘capital gate’ tower designed by new york firm RMJM architects. located in abu dhabi the slanted tower will consist of a large internal atrium including a tea lounge and swimming pool suspended 263 feet above the ground. due to its posture, the 35-story capital gate is being constructed on top of a 7-foot-deep concrete base with a dense mesh of reinforced steel. the steel exoskeleton known as the diagrid sits above an extensive distribution of 490 piles that have been drilled 100 feet underground to accommodate the gravitational, wind and seismic pressures caused by the lean of the building.  

the iconic tower will be the centerpiece of the capital centre development, an 2.2 billion USD business and residential micro city being constructed around the thriving abu dhabi national exhibition centre.

‘capital gate’ by RMJM architects image courtesy RMJM architects

‘capital gate’ construction image courtesy RMJM architects ‘capital gate’ construction image courtesy RMJM architects

  • Interesting building, like it a lot.

    [url=http://www.gekkoportugal.com] gekko [/url]

    Derek, Portugal says:
  • Nice Shape, very nature inspired shape, but does it mean anything? someone knows about it?

    Juan says:
  • It looks like someone melted the Gherkin

    nacho says:

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