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The leaning tower

The leaning Tower of Niles, it's a beautiful structure. Architecture lover will enjoy the building and it's good for pictures

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The leaning Tower of Niles, it's a beautiful structure. Architecture lover will enjoy the building and it's good for pictures

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Some speculate that part of the motivation to construct the tower was to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. A more likely explanation is its original functional purpose, to store water for outdoor recreational swimming pools.[2][3] In 1960, the descendants of Robert Ilg donated part of the park for the construction of the Leaning Tower YMCA.[2]... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The leaning tower of niles is not worth a trip but it's worth a drive by.you can't look at it up close.if you were going to look at it just look well you drive by.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Come on neysayers! I have been to both the original in Piza and this location. It is a fun, quirky, quick stop. Go, take pictures, spend 5 minutes, spend 30 minutes. Bring a picnic lunch and eat along side it. It is free!! Appreciate it for what it is. .. interesting.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I don't feel that anyone should visit this 'tourist attraction" because it's nothing really special. One will simply walk or drive by it. In fact I feel it's an ugly blot.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This landmark has been here for more than fifty years and has always drawn attention of those who drive by. It's fun to take a photo, just as if you are in Pisa. But otherwise, no need to stop.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Its 1/4th the real size in front of a ymca and a aldi its located in a tiny park they decorated it for xmas with red and green lights i wouldn't drive out of my way for it but take the kids and take some neat photos in sure they will like it and have fun you cant climb it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This four-story tower is a half-size replica of the tower in Pisa. This tower was built in 1934 to hide water filtration tanks for two public pools in a 22-acre park that businessman Robert Ilg created for his employees. An engineering firm designed the tower to tilt at an angle of seven feet. (The one in Italy tilts about 13... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have often wondered what possessed someone to put up a fraction-sized replica of the Leaning Tower. It is certainly interesting to look at, as you're passing by, but I wouldn't really go out of my way to see this building that sits in front of the Leaning Tower YMCA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I grew up near this area and have fond memories of driving past the "Leaning Tower." When I was a kid I really thought it was the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Silly I know. It has been there forever. I believe it was constructed in the 1930's. Anyway, only worth a drive by if you are in the area. It... More 

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