#9. This kind of collapse remains a very real concern
The passing years have only heightened worries about the monuments structural integrity. In the 20th century, surveyors began to notice signs of structural decay that originated with the neighboring Yamuna River’s gradual drying. Scientists have even observed that between the 1980s and today, one of the minarets has undergone a one-and-a-half-inch shift. More extreme assessments of the situation predict that the Taj Mahal will collapse entirely by 2016. But the Architectural Survey of India has dismissed such projections and promised that the iconic building will be secure for the foreseeable future.