Leaning tower of Pisa used to be one among seven wonders of the world but after regenerating a new list of 7 wonders it lost its place. This used to be on wonders list because of its construction which is slightly off-coursed compared to the rest of the construction around the world. No matter what the ranking suggests it’s one of the most contrary construction which took place in Italy in the year 1173.Loads and loads of people visit Italy just to see Leaning tower of Pisa that snaps out the beauty of the construction.
- Official name of monument: Torre Pendente Di Pisa [In Italian]
- Architect who planned the construction : Bonanno Pisano
- Constructed year : 1173
- Country: Italy
- Tower height:180feet
- No of Steps:294 approximately.
- No of Floors:seven
- Used to be in seven wonders of the world list.
Storyline: People of Pisa constructed the Bell tower in order to show their wealth and prosperity of their kingdom. Most of the people in this kingdom were strong sailors who had conquered and defeated many parts of the world covering Mallorca, Morocco and Jerusalem etc. Architect Bonanno was assigned to work to construct
the Bell tower in the city centre.
Let’s get to the point of discussion why does the Tower of Pisa lean and how was it constructed?
Leaning Tower of Pisa was built on really unstable soil which had no strong nature to hold the things intact.
Construction up to three floors went really good but later it was found that it was leaning a bit where the construction has been stopped till 1272 as there was a war which took place in the country. [Nearly 100years of construction went for rest]
Later the construction was resumed and went till seven floors where the construction was tilting one degree towards south but once again suddenly the construction halted because of no reasons.
After a pause the construction was completed by the year 1372 with the help of a person named Tommaso who had taken up the uncompleted task. By the end of the construction, the tower was tilting further more.
To remodify the construction many architects visited Italy but none could succeed except trying to level the soil, adding up some weights etc.
It took nearly 200years for constructing this bell tower due to war and other circumstances.In, 2008 the tower was leaning nearly 5.6 degrees which called up for emergency where many architects came into action to restore the monument by removing large amount sand deposits. After restoring the monument, it has reduced its lean to 4 degrees. [1.6degrees have been adjusted]
Note:Estimates suggest that the monument won’t be having a problem in coming 220years.Currently it leans 12 feet vertically.
From the above discussion it clearly gets understood how the construction of the normal bell tower turned to be monument, just because of some misapplications.
Mistakes sometimes turn out to be a wonder.