The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous monuments in the world. Located in #Pisa
, the tower was built as a freestanding bell tower for the nearby cathedral.
The construction started in 1173 and it took 200 years. The first phase of Pisa Tower's construction is attributed to Bonanno Pisano and Gherardo di Gherardo.
The second phase of construction started in 1275, and the work is attributed to Giovanni di Simone. Tommaso Pisano (1350-1372) was the architect who finished the work.
The tower, 58.4m high (on 8 floors), was supposed to be straight but due to the unstable soil, it ended up leaning.
During its life (over 845 years), several attempts were made to save it from falling. The most remarkable attempt is dated to the end of the previous century when, with a budget of 30 million € and 10 years of works, the tower was straightened over 1.5 degrees. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a medieval architecture, in Romanesque style. 📸: @boyanoo
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