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leaning tower

A tower, usually detached and slender for its height, which overhangs its base; the most famous example of such a tower is at Pisa, Italy, where the 179 ft (54.6 m) tower is 16.5 ft (5 m) out of perpendicular.
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After getting a photo trying to 'hold up' the leaning tower, discover the rest of Piazza dei Miracoli and the cathedral that sits on the square.
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The Duomo, the Battistero (Baptistry) and Torre Pendente (Leaning Tower) all stand within the square, drawing flocks of culture vultures.
Now less well-known structures are after the title of "farthest leaning tower." In 2007, Guinness World Records awarded it to a 14th-century red-brick church in Suurhusen, Germany, which leans at 5.19 degrees (left).
This leaning tower forms the focal point of ADNEC's Capital Centre, comprising 23 towers that will include branded hotels, commercial buildings, residential and serviced apartment complexes and developments for mixed use.
The 160-metre Capital Gate tower, developed by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC), leans at 18 degrees--over four times the angle of Italy's famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Adnec said in a statement that Capital Gate has been "built to lean 18 degrees westwards - more than four times that of the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa", adding that it earned the Guinness recognition after rigorous evaluation by the Awards Committee since January, when the exterior of the 160-metre, 35-storey tower was completed.
RUI, Paolo (illus.) ** Wendy MacDonald (text) Galileo's Leaning Tower Experiment Charlesbridge, 2009 32pp $33.95 ISBN 9781570918704 SCIS 1409750
The Douglas fir on the Lake Vyrnwy Estate, Powys, stands at 63.79 metres (209 ft) and dwarfs landmark sites like the Leaning Tower of Pisa (56m) and Nelson's Column (51m).
AN iconic 160m high building which will eventually lean further than the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is halfway to completion.
Capital Gate leans westward an astonishing 18 degrees; by comparison the Leaning Tower of Pisa leans less than 4 degrees.