Sunday, 16 December 2012

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa or simply the Tower of Pisa is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Height: 57 m
Floors: 7
Address: Piazza del Duomo, 56010 Pisa, Italy
Architectural style: Romanesque architecture
Function: Bell tower
Architect: Bonanno Pisano
 
Leaning Tower of Pisa
 
The total height of the tower is 186.27 feet from the ground towards the lower side and 186.02 feet on the higher side. Its width from the bottom is measured 13 plus feet and 8 plus feet from the top. The Towers total weight is 14,500 metric tons and has 296/294 steps.
The Tower Of Pisa was made over a period of 177 years in three different sections. The first floor was constructed in the year 1173 and it was in the year 1178 when the tower had the thirds floor, when the tower started to sink. The reason was that a three meter foundation had used unbalanced soil, which actually means that the design was flawed right from the beginning. Then the construction was halted for almost a century as the city was in continuous war and in the mean while, the soil got the time to settle in, else the tower was for sure to topple over. The tower also has a clock that was installed on the third floor.
 
 Tower of Pisa Italy image

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

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