LEANING TOWER OF PISA: Italy's Legendary Architectural Mistake | Italy before corona | Engg Mistakes

17th Jan 2020

When we started our Italy tour, First place we want to cover was Leaning tower in Province of Pisa, Italy. We went there through Florence by Regional Train and it costed us around 1.5 Euro Each. From Pisa Train Station, we went to leaning tower through a bus which takes 30 minutes and 1 euro each.

Finally we reached at leaning tower. It was a memorable thing to see and it was breathtaking. We stopped there for about 3 hours.We couldn't leave from there. There is also a local market around a bakery outside. You can try Pizza there. It was fabulous.

Did you know that The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy was actually the result of a human mistake? Just one minor miscalculation made in the 11th century left us with an amazing 14,500-tonne leaning tower. The leaning of the Tower of Pisa comes into the story in 1173 when construction began. Thanks to the soft ground, it had begun to lean by the time its builders got to the third story, in 1178. Shifting soil had destabilized the tower's foundations.In 1990, the Italian government enlisted top engineers to stabilize Pisa's famous Leaning Tower. There'd been many attempts during its 800-year history, but computer models revealed the urgency of their situation. The tower would topple if it reached an angle of 5.44 degrees- and it was currently leaning at 5.5. What gives the tower its infamous tilt? Alex Gendler explores the monument's history.Find out how this mishap came about here.

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