This landmark needs no introduction. Almost everyone knows it. The 55 meters tower was started to be built in 12th century. Because of an inadequate foundation on ground (it’s too soft on one side to properly support the structure’s weight), the tower tilted and the tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed in the 14th century. Thanks to modern day technology, in 21st century, the structure is now stabilized to avoid further tilt.
Today is the first time I see the Pisa tower. And honestly, I didn’t expect it’s leaning that bad. It looks to me it’s just needing a gentle nudge to bring the tower to the ground 🙂
The complex where Pisa Tower is located, is named as “Piazza de Miracoli”, which means “Place of Miracle”. The leaning tower was actually the last structure erected in this place. The first two ones were the cathedral and baptistery, built approximately 100 years before the tower.
It is obviously a very popular tourist place, where tourists from all around the world tried to strike a pose with the leaning tower. Just like what we did below: