Leaning Tower of Shanghai

Surely you've heard of the Great Wall of China, but how about a Leaning Tower? Turns out, China's Huzhu Pagoda may just be the most tilted building in the world, beating out the Leaning Tower of Pisa ...

The Huzhu pagoda leans over Tianma village in Songjiang suburb, its seven-story structure so lopsided it seems in imminent danger of toppling over altogether.

It was built in 1079 — well before Italy's famous Leaning Tower of Pisa — by Gen. Zhou Wenda to house five Buddha relics given to him as a reward by Emperor Song Gaozong of the Southern Song dynasty. But from the start, it began to tilt.

"Part of the foundation was built on rock, part of the foundation was built on mud," explains Yang Kun, who works at the Songjiang Museum and has studied the pagoda's history.

Link [Update 3/13/09: reader beware: the website (NPR.org of all places) may have trojan in a rogue ad]

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Well, I don't think it was ever claimed the leaning tower of Pisa is the most tilted. Particularly seeing as the church tower of Suurhusen in Germany is a lot more tilted, with a tilt of 5.19° (as registered by the Guinness society). In comparison, the leaning tower of Pisa only has a tilt of 3.97°.

Tower homepage: http://www.kirche-suurhusen.de/
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The linked website is contaminated, my AVG detected a trojan, probibly in an advertising link. Another reason why I don't like marketing companies... sloppy and disease ridden like a $2 whore.
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