Found project: Torre pendente di Pisa


    Project : Torre pendente di Pisa

    Language variant : Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Architect : Pisanno & Pisano & Diotisalvi

    Completion: 1360

    Locality : Pisa

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Romanesque

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    Description :

    “Begun in 1173 on sandy silt subsoil, the Leaning Tower (Torre Pendente) started to tilt even before the third storey was finished in 1274. Despite the shallow foundations, construction continued and the structure was completed in 1350. The tower’s apparent flouting of the laws of gravity has attracted many visitors over the centuries, including the Pisan scientist Galileo, who climbed to the top to conduct his experiments on the velocity of falling objects. After recent engineering interventions that decreased the lean by 38 cm (14 in), the tower is on once again safe and open to public.”

    Eyewitness Travel – Italy, DK, 2006, p. 326.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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