Sunday, April 2, 2017

Leaning Tower of Niles, IL

Niles, Illinois, on the outskirts of Chicago, is apparently a sister city of Pisa, Italy, and has a half-scale model of the leaning tower of Pisa carefully set to the same angle but probably on much firmer ground. Curiously, however, the order of events is not as one might guess: the Leaning Tower of Niles was constructed nearly sixty years before the two cities began their relationship and likely stimulated that connection rather than the other way around.