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Have you heard of the Leaning Tower of Dallas?

DALLAS — They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, which would explain the latest craze in Dallas involving a decrepit old building.

Dubbed the ‘Leaning Tower of Dallas’, the 11-storey former Affiliated Computer Services building failed to implode on Sunday as planned. Rather than sitting in a pile of rubble, it now stands askew, not unlike Italy’s famed Leaning Tower of Pisa.

This has inspired countless people to pose for photos showing themselves pretending to prop up the lopsided tower, spawning the latest trend on social media.
One Twitter user quipped , “Oops, an implosion masterpiece!!” Another asked “Who needs Pisa? We have the Leaning Tower of Dallas.”

An online petition even popped up to “save this landmark from destruction,” noting, “if anything, do it for the memes.”

Lloyd Nabors, whose company is handling the demolition, said crews will use a wrecking ball to take down the remaining tower, which included the elevator shafts.
Steve Pettigrew, president of the company that created the blast plan and handled the explosives, said all of the explosives did go off.

“That type of construction with the central core and the outer columns — they’re tough, obviously,” he said.


With file from The Associated Press

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