Now you don’t need to visit Pisa in Italy.
This is what happens when you unthinkingly come up with and agree to ‘upgrading’ projects for the sake of ‘development’ (to benefit contractors? certainly not to benefit the people, in this case).
Check out the latest attraction in the Penang Botanic Garden: an arch that is reportedly leaning. It was first reported in Kwong Wah, followed by a report in today’s Sun.
A consultant engineer told me he took a plumb-line to check it out for himself a few days ago and found the tilt to be a couple of degrees. “Any tilt in a structure of this nature is unacceptable,” he said.
Another independent engineer used a surveying instrument (theodolite) to check and it was observed to slant away towards the right by about five inches at the top, at about 40 feet high.
Another reason to dismantle those ugly arches.