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I’m not sure I entirely buy the explanation (that the brain’s vision center considers the images as a part of a single scene, and because the towers are parallel, that the brain interprets their non convergence as a divergence).
That may be the underlying reason, however, I think that the fact that the towers themselves appear to have converging sides due to perspective (and, probably, a wide-angle camera lens) is important. The right edge of the left tower and the left edge of the right tower are clearly not parallel, and that is a major contributor to the illusion.