London's Big Ben has slight tilt
London, United Kingdom
October 11, 2011 01:54 pm EDT
Human Interest, Curiosity, Arts, Culture And Entertainment, Monument And Heritage Site
Big Ben, one of the world's most recognizable and photographed landmarks, is slightly leaning to one side, according to documents recently published by Britain's Parliament.
According to the new report, the top of the 315 foot tower's glided spire is nearly 18 inches out of line, at an angle of 0.26 degrees.
Experts say that there is no immediate cause for alarm. It would take thousands of years before the famous London landmark and tourist attraction's tilt would match that of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, experts note.
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