Wednesday, November 07, 2007

It's A Lean-To

German Church Steals Pisa’s Thunder

A German church steeple has knocked the Leaning Tower of Pisa from the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most lopsided building. The tower in the village of Suurhusen applied in June for the title and has now officially beaten the famous landmark in Pisa. Guinness officials measured it leaning at a 5.19 degree angle compared to only 3.97 degree angle at which the tower of Pisa leans. The church was built in middle of the 13th century but a 90-foot tower was added in 1450. The church is still in use and also offers guided tours but church officials are appealing for donations to help maintain the building.

FOOTNOTE: Degree course.


imac said...

Oh dear poor ol Pisa, nice pisa knowledge

Corey~living and loving said...

INteresting. I wonder if I can find a photo online. :P

Oswegan said...

Cool. I've been to the leaning tower, it's pretty neat. I loved the way that the grooves in the steps go toward the outside of the building as you come to the side that leans. Like a gravitational pull over the years.


The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Tower found to not actually be leaning, just didn't have it's V8 juice yet...

The Egel Nest