Most people will be familiar with the leaning tower of Pisa. Here is a little history in case you plan on visiting.
The tower started to tilt during its construction in the 12th century. The tilting happened because the ground was too soft on one side, and it could not hold the weight of the tower.
The tower was not finished until the 14th century and during the building of it, the leaning increased. It continued to gradually increase until the 20th century as well as early in the 21st century. During repair works at that time, the tower was stabilized and the tilting was in part corrected.
Did you know… the tower is 183.27 feet high if measured on the low side and it is no less than 185.93 feet high is measured from the high side. That’s quite a difference!
The tower used to lean at an angle of 5.5 degrees before the restoration works took place in the 20th and 21st century. It now leans just 3.99 degrees.
The tower has 296 steps and is estimated to weigh 14,500 tons. It is a major attraction to tourists and no doubt tons of photos have been taken of tourists with the tower in the background. It’s worth a visit.