Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Tower of Pisa

The Tower of Pisa is a medieval building which is characterized by the slope.

The tower is 55.863 meters tall on eight floors (levels). His inclination is currently on 3.97 degrees.

The tower has 296 steps.

Inside the tower there are seven bells.

The estimated weight of the tower is 14,700 tons.

The tower is located in Pisa (northwestern Italy).

It was begun in 1174, being completed in 1350.

It was designed to house the bells of the cathedral city.

Due to the sinking of the ground, the tower began to tilt display.

Recently underwent a restoration process and civil engineering works to reduce the slope.

It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Europe.

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