"The leaning tower" The Tower Tip by tompt

The Tower, Pisa: 41 reviews and 41 photos

  the tower of Pisa, Italy
by tompt
 
 

Favorite thing: The only thing we knew about Pisa before coming here was they had this tower. We soon found out all about it:
They started building the tower in 1173 and when they came to the third floor the tower started to sink away at one end. The builders just went on with their job and in 1350 the 8-storey tower was finished. In 1350 the tower was 1.4 meters of center. In 1817 it was already 3.8 meters. After recent restoration works the 54.5 meter high tower is just over 5 meters of center.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 18, 2003
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