Strange perspectives on Google Maps

Sometimes pictures taken from a satellite have to deal with strong perspective problems. What about this two buildings, in Milan, that seem to be about to fall down?

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The "falling" effect is due to the fact that the pictures merged into the global map are (almost) assonometric projections taken in two different directions. Of course, the higher are the buildings in the map the stronger is this kind of mental (rather than optical) illusion. Here are a view on Milan and another one on NY, Empire State Building:

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I collected some other Milan maps (one, two, three) with the same problem. But anywhere around the world maps there are tons of similar views, far more interesting than these...

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