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Mexico City - Huge Old Church inside Plumb line showing extent of Church sinking

Mexico City - Huge Old Church inside Plumb line showing extent of Church sinking

Mexico City - Huge Old Church inside Plumb line showing extent of Church sinking
RiverOtter, Jun 15, 2005
    • Smiling JOe
      Does this math add up? If the floor is sinking, wouldn't the walls which support the plumb also be sinking at the same rate, thereby keeping a constant distance between the floor and the plumb?
    • RiverOtter
      The building is sinking at different rates. There were cables stretched between the walls and ceilings holding the place together. The plumb line was handing from the center and tallest dome. Some of the buildings were leaning so much you literally felt like you were walking up or down a hill. :cool:
    • Will B
      When I worked down there a few years ago, the plumb was actually moving when we were looking at it.

      For the record, Mexico City is built on the remains of a huge lake that disappeared due to over consumption. As more water is drawn from the table, the more the city sinks. There are all kind of wacked out buildings there!
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