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Why Leaning tower of PISA got this name?

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Asked by hitler, 25 Aug '09 10:30 pm
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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is exactly what its name implies: leaning. Located in Pisa, Italy, it stands 117 feet tall and is about 10 (17 feet) off of where it should be. Many tourists flock to see it each year, hoping to see it before it collapses. To avoid this, the tower was closed off to the public in 1990 and work began in 1992 to secure its foundation. Amazingly, the tower has stood for hundreds of years, from the start of its construction in 1174 to the present day. Originally, the building started to sink after the construction of the 3rd floor. Even so, workers managed to complete it in the year 1372. The Leaning Tower is built in the Romanesque style of architecture and contains 8 stories of stone arches and marble columns. The walls are 13 feet wide and over 300 steps rise to the 8th story.

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
Answered by anantharaman, 25 Aug '09 10:37 pm

 
  
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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a marble bell tower at Pisa, Italy. Even though the tower has been leaning since it was under construction, it has stood for hundreds of years, despite the fact that it looks as if it might fall any minute.
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.
Answered by Rupa Swaroop, 25 Aug '09 10:37 pm

 
  
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Although intended to stand vertically, the tower began leaning to the southeast soon after the onset of construction in 1173 due to a poorly laid foundation and loose substrate that has allowed.
Answered by Lucky, 25 Aug '09 10:34 pm

 
  
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