The tower of pisa by Kenya Amilcar

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The tower of pisa by Kenya Amilcar

  1. 1. “The LeaningTower of Pisa” By: Kenya Amilcar
  2. 2. Pope Urban II Preaches the CrusadesPope Urban II holds a public session to make agreat announcement about the First Crusade.
  3. 3. Pisa partakes in the First CrusadeTrade in Pisa thrives withrepresentatives present allthroughout Italy includingposts and colonies in theeastern coastal regions ofSyria, Lebanon andPalestine. Dagebert of Pisa sailing with the other crusade leader Bohemond
  4. 4. The Leaning Tower - A Symbol of WealthThe Leaning Tower of Pisa was built as a partof Piazza dei Miracolli [The field of Miracles]and is the piazza’s third oldest structure, after the Cathedral and the Baptistry.
  5. 5. ArchitectsConstruction of The Tower ofPisa begun in 1174 by BonannoPisano, the sculptor of the PisaCathedrals doors and of PalermoCathedral.
  6. 6. The Tower of Pisa stands a skewedThe tower was built on •a poorly laid foundation, only three meters deep. •weak, unstable subsoil which allowed the foundation to slightly shift direction.
  7. 7. Construction ResumesGiovanni attempts tocompensate for theoriginal lean by makingone side of the upperfloors taller than the other,causing the tower to leaneven more.
  8. 8. Competition for World’sMost Lop-sided Building Two German churches challenge the towers status as the worlds most lop-sided building: • Leaning Tower of Suurhusen • Bad Frankenhausen Bell Tower
  9. 9. The Tower of PisaToday Tourists travel from near and far to witness the remarkable craftsmanship and architecture of the Tower of Pisa.
  10. 10. Works CitedShrady, Nicholas. Tilt: A Skewed History of the Tower of Pisa. New York:Simon & Schuster, 2003. Print."The History of The Leaning Tower of Pisa." History of The LeaningTower of Pisa. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2012.<http://leaningtowerofpisa.net/history-tower-of-pisa.html>."Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa." Worldsiteguides.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 20Nov. 2012. <http://www.worldsiteguides.com/europe/italy/pisa/leaning- tower-of-pisa/>."History Of the Leaning Tower of Pisa." Tower of Pisa History. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2012.<http://www.towerofpisa.info/Tower-of-Pisa-history.html>.

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