The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced that its iconic Capital Gate tower has surpassed the 100-metre mark.
In a statement, the group also confirmed that a large internal atrium - complete with swimming pool and tea lounge - has also been suspended on the 17th and 18th floors, which will mark the halfway point of the 160-metre tower once it is completed.
Built adjacent to the existing National Exhibition Centre, the tower has been design to lean 18 degrees westward, some 14 degrees more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The building has been strengthened using a large number of steel struts strengthened by the atrium at the midway point of the building, which acts as a cantilever supporting the top of the building.
"When complete Capital Gate will be a modern day icon for Abu Dhabi, recognisable throughout the world," said Simon Horgan, chairman of ADNEC.
The tallest building in the world is the Burj Dubai, which this year reached its final height of 816 metres.