Friday, September 5, 2014

On the Inside: The 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. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa's Cathedral Square after the Cathedral and the Baptistry. The tower's tilt began during construction, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure's weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed, and gradually increased until the structure was stabilized (and the tilt partially corrected) by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. (from

On the Inside: The Leaning Tower of Pisa explores the bizarre history of the 800 year effort to save the Tower, revealing the fascinating secrets behind the landmark with archival images, historical accounts and computer animations.

Related Links
Around the World in 80 Treasures

No comments:

Post a Comment