Leaning Tower Of Niles , Illinois
The Leaning Tower of Niles is, naturally, a replica of Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa. It is roughly half-sized, 94 feet vs. the authentic’s 177 feet, and leans about 7’4″ off plum vs. Pisa’s 13 foot tilt.
Dying to go to Italy but don’t have the time or money? You’re in luck if you live close to Chicago. Just northeast of O’Hare International Airport, in the Village of Niles you can find a half size replica of the famous Italian landmark. Built in 1934 to celebrate the 600th birthday of the real tower, Niles is now the sister city of Pisa.