The Leaning Tower of Pisa

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa

  1. 1. !e Leaning Tower of P"a
  2. 2. There are many questions about the Leaning Tower of Pisa such as when it was built, who built it, how far it leans, when did it start leaning, the height of the tower and how can it be fixed. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous tourist spots in all theworld. It is located in the Italian town of Pisa, one of the most visited European cities.
  3. 3. When?The construction of Tower of Pisa began in August 1173 and continued for about 200 years due to the onset of a series of wars and was finally finished after 344 years.
  4. 4. Who?Im not completely sure who the realcreator of the Leaning Tower of Pisawas. Originally, Bonanno Pisano was credited with the design. Though he lived for several years in Monreale,eventually, he returned to Pisa before he died. His sarcophagus was found at the foot of the tower in 1820.
  5. 5. How did it tilt? The towers tilt began during construction,caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structures weight. The tower began to sinkafter construction had progressed to the second floor in 1178. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed, and gradually increased until the structure was stabilized (and the tilt partially corrected) byefforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
  6. 6. They have stopped theleaning of the tower bypumping liquidconcrete under theleaning side of thetower and it is nowsafe to walk to the top.
  7. 7. The LeaningTower of Pisa is also a great place to take funny photos!
  8. 8. I think that The Leaning Tower of Pisais a very interesting place because it had survived many years and many wars. Also the town of Pisa is very beautiful. I would love to visit it because my dad has been there and he has slept underneath the Tower of Pisa on the grass with thirty other backpackers. So, I think The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a great place to visit altogether.
  9. 9. By:Kristina

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