We assume that iconic buildings were always in the site they currently grace. We cannot imagine Pisa without its leaning tower or Paris without its Eiffel Tower. Yet each structure, however iconic now, was once the subject of vigorous council debates, contradictory community input, contested tenders, budgetary problems, technical concerns and finally uncertain public use.
"QUANTUM SHOT" #772 Link - article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams The World’s Other Leaning Towers (apart from the one in Pisa) Many people are familiar with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most famous buildings in the world. Co... Read Post
Well, it's not leaning any further than it already is. After the iconic building nearly toppled over in the mid-90s, engineers were able to tilt the building back to its 19th century lean and also halted future tilting. Action was f... Read Post