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Pisa not the only tower that leans

Pisa not the only tower that leans
SLP2000120801 - 08 DECEMBER 2000 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Second-year architecture student Mike Baldwin adjusts cans on top of his creation, "The Leaning Tower of Peas," that he and several other classmates made out of canned goods, at Ranken Technical College, in St. Louis, Missouri, December 8, 2000. The 2200 cans collected by the Architecture Department will be donated to a food pantry. Several other departments at the school also made different creations using electricty and water. rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI . | License Photo

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., June 26 (UPI) -- A California-based Web site has ranked the "Top Five Leaning Buildings and Monuments Not in Pisa," including a German church and an Estonian museum.

VirtualTourist.com said while Italy's leaning tower of Pisa may be the most famous of off-kilter buildings, it is certainly not alone in the category.

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Germany's Oberkirche church in the town of Bad Frankenhausen is believed to lean two extra inches each year, giving it an even greater slant than Pisa. Meanwhile, Estonia's Tartu Art Museum bears a heavy slant from being built over the remnants of an old town wall and Garisenda Tower in Bologna, Italy, bears such an impressive slant that Dante name-dropped the structure in his "Divine Comedy."

Rounding out the top five "not in Pisa" leaning structures were the Puerta de Europa, or KIO Towers, in Madrid, which are so slanted that only employees are allowed inside and the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan in Perak, Malaysia.

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