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Facts about the leaning Tower of Pisa

by Mark Benson on July 23, 2013

Facts about the leaning Tower of Pisa

Facts about the leaning Tower of Pisa

There are many eye-catching and wonderful buildings and properties around the world but few of them capture the imagination to the extent of the leaning Tower of Pisa. We all know that the tower itself leans to one side, we’ve all heard the name, but where is the leaning Tower of Pisa, why does it leaning and why has this not been corrected over the years?

We will now take a look at some facts and figures with regards to the leaning Tower of Pisa that may surprise you.

Basic facts about the leaning Tower of Pisa

Such is the lean on the tower that the height of the tower from the low side is 55.86 m although this extends to 56.70 m on the high side. As you’ll see from the picture, the base of the leaning Tower of Pisa is far wider than the top of the building. The walls at the bottom of the tower are 4.09 m wide while only 2.48 m at the top. While all of these figures and facts make perfect sense, did you know that the structure itself weighs 14,500 metric tons? [click to continue…]

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