Pisa, Your Move!

NOVEMBER 5, 2007
The Leaning Tower of Pisa needs to get with the program.

Apparently, there is a church steeple in Germany that is leaning at a stronger angle than the famed Tower.

" Guinness Book of Records confirmed the award after officials measured it leaning at a 5.19 degree angle compared to only 3.97 degree angle at which the tower of Pisa leans.

Olaf Kuchenbecker of the Guinness World Records office in Hamburg said: "It is a world record."

The church was built in middle of the 13th century but a 90ft tower was added in 1450.

The tower was built on wooden foundations and the combination of the oak wood foundations and wet soil has caused the tower to slowly lean to one side over the years. "

Now I have to add Schiefer Turm von Suurhusen to my list of totally-cool-buildings-I'd-love-to-visit-sometime.

filed in Culture | by Christine at 6:29 PM on 2007-11-05