Italy is known around the world for its many famous locations. The more notable among these locations are the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, or the Coliseum in Rome. Although most of these places are fun for visitation, within Italy the weirdest has got to be the Leaning Tower of Pisa. In Italy, located in the city of Pisa is The Leaning Tower of Pisa. It is a freestanding bell tower. Although viewing it presently there seems to be a purposefulness to the tilt of the tower, it was actually imprinted by an accident caused by inadequate foundation placed before construction of the iconic tower.
The lean of the tilt poses a danger to the general public and the surrounding area even though it appears to be fun to take pictures of the tower and the image seems to be holding up. It might tear up the ground at its base, if it goes down any further the direction it is leaning, causing more damage eventually. Efforts began to be made in 1993 to lessen the angle of the lean, since the location of the tower is close to the public up until 2001. Over the course of those twenty years, hundreds of tons of lead counterweights, skilled engineers were able to shave an acute amazing 17 inches from the lean in the Tuscan bell tower. Even though it took about twenty years or more to do so, with all the work done to help correct the lean, it has recovered a full 1.57 inches, which seems a remarkable and thrilling success, if you asked me.
The head of the international committee that monitored the tilt, Nunziante Squeglia, stated: “while the progressive recovery of the tilt is a great news of general interest, the total health of basic structure is the more, of huge importance.” It first began in 1173, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, but it was constructed fully until the year 1372 where it got completed. It stands at a height of 183.3 feet and is made of marble and stone all through. Altogether, the bell tower weighs a whopping 14,500 metric tons. To put that into exact perspective for proper understanding, you would need a little 20 ½ Christ the Redeemer statues from Rio De Janeiro just to equate how heavy it is for full understanding.