Why Leaning tower of PISA got this name?
What is the purpose of the tower? It is a bell tower, and it stands amidst a cathedral and a baptistery in the Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), which is in the center of Pisa. Many ...more
The tower was begun over 800 years ago, in 1173, and after the first three of its eight stories were built, the ground started to sink, and the tower began to lean. It has continued leaning, a millimeter each year, and now leans 14 feet out of line.Still, the lean does not stop thousands of tourists each year from climbing its 300 winding steps to the bell tower to view Pisa and the surrounding countryside.