Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa or simply the Tower of Pisa is a freestanding bell tower of the cathedral in the Italian’s city Pisa. It is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square and is situated behind the Cathedral. The tower of Pisa has 55.86 m height and 14,500 metric tons weight and has 296 or 294 steps.
It took 177 years to construct the building. The tower was made to stand straight, however immediately after it was constructed, it started leaning towards the south east due to a weekly laid foundation.
The real architecture the first stage of Leaning Tower of Pisa is mysterious. But two architects are considered to be the main architects of the Tower of Pisa; Bonanno Pisano and Gherardo din Gherardo.
The tower is mainly famous because it leans but it is an outstanding example of Romanesque architecture and would probably be famous even if it didn’t lean. A popular tourist activity is to pose for photographs pretending to “hold up” the leaning tower and preventing it from falling.