Leaning Tower of Niles

IMG_9495.jpgEven though I grew up in the area, I had not heard of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, located in Niles, Illinois, until last week when I was looking for something to do near the museum we visited. Not sure how I  missed it growing up, or maybe I did see it as a kid, I just don’t remember it.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Niles is half the size of the real one in Italy. Robert Ilg built the structure back in 1934 as part of a park for his hot air electric ventilating company.

Since then the tower has gone through several renovations and a couple years ago, the city of Niles bought it from the YMCA for $10.00 and renovated it once again.

Not much to do, but walk around – still if you’re going that way, it’s worth a stop.

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2 thoughts on “Leaning Tower of Niles”

  1. I work for the YMCA association that Leaning Tower Y is part of. It’s kind of fun to see it there every time I go to the facility. There’s a rumor that they are going to fix the bells inside of them so they sound out some lovely music again.

    *Carol*

    On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 7:16 PM, Observations From the 2nd Floor wrote:

    > thepracticalpastorswife posted: “Even though I grew up in the area, I had > not heard of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, located in Niles, Illinois, until > last week when I was looking for something to do near the museum we > visited. Not sure how I missed it growing up, or maybe I did see it as ” >

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