The architect confirms that the control tower of the new airport is slightly inclined
He argued that lean is safe and buildings don’t need to be perfectly vertical
An architect responded to a viral photograph of the control tower tilted slightly to one side at Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA), near Mexico City. Social media users compared the Tilted Control Tower to Italy’s famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Alex Belfort posted on Twitter to say that the 88-meter tower had an inclination of 18 centimeters at its highest point, calculated “with topographic measuring instruments”, and assured that “inspection and control work must be performed to perform any such work. “
He argued that it was normal for such constructions due to “the building putting pressure on the ground”.
“It is not necessary for a construction of this type to be perfectly vertical … 18 centimeters of inclination remain within a normal safe range,” he added.
The viral photos were discussed during the president’s morning press conference on Wednesday in the “Who’s Who in This Week’s Lies” section and are believed to have been bogus.
Ana Elizabeth García Vilchis, who presents the segment, said that “the photos posted were taken from an angle that produced a visual effect.”
“The commander of the international airport Felipe Ángeles informed that the images disseminated on social networks are manipulated to give the impression that there is a slope… its verticality was tested… after the earthquake of September 7 to check to see if the tower has suffered any damage, “she added.
She named several media organizations that had published the “manipulated” photos.
She said there was no tilt in the tower.
With reports from Infobae