The Power of the Tower

The leaning tower of Pisa is a cultural icon that perhaps symbolizes the human ability to sometimes almost defy nature. It amazes many observers that the tower has not given in to the law of gravity, although it is in danger of collapse.

Construction on the Leaning Tower of Pisa took 176 years!The identity of the original Pisa Tower architect is unknown.The Tower used to lean in a different direction!There is a possible link to Galileo!The reason the Tower leans is still a bit of a mystery!Pisa has other leaning towers.Is there still a chance that the most famous Pisa Tower could fall?

What was the original purpose of the Leaning Tower of Pisa?Some speculate that part of the motivation to construct the tower was to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. A more likely explanation is its original functional purpose, to store water for outdoor recreational swimming pools.

Leaning Tower of Niles – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaning_Tower_of_Niles

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