Leaning Tower of Niles

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This leaning tower is 1/2 size replica of the original tower in Pisa, Italy.

Located in city of Niles, Illinois, USA, it was completed in 1934 by an industrialist Robert Ilg as part of a recreation park for employees of his electric ventilating company. The leaning tower was meant to hide a water tower which catered to two swimming pools in the park. The water tower has since become defunct and the leaning tower has been preserved as a symbol of the community.

Source of info: Encyclopedia of Chicago

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