Leaning buildings of Amsterdam

Leaning buildings of Amsterdam

The buildings in Amsterdam lean forward slightly. It is not sinking nor a trick of the eye after a day on the smoke. The fronts lean forward slightly so furniture can be hoisted up via the hooks that hang from the top.

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  1. Ken Richard says

    That explanation does not make a lot of sense because the pulleys could easily have been made to extend forwards and retract backwards which would have provided greater and lesser clearance according to the need, which is much more simpler than tilting the whole building forwards.
    I believe that the buildings lean forward owing to uneven or unequal weight placed on the buildings over a period of centuries of trade, and unequal distribution of load in the storage attics over time.

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