The leaning Tower of Pisa
03-30-2010, 06:35 AM,
#1
The leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa is a bell tower at Pisa, Italy. It is famous for leaning 141/2 feet (4.4 meters) out of line when measured from the seventh story. It tilts because its foundation was built on unstable soil (it's a well known fact that Pisa architects aren't so bright). Construction of the tower began in 1173 and ended between 1360 and 1370 (which means it's been around even longer than dad). The ground beneath the tower first started to sink after the first three stories were built.

In 1990, the tower was closed for repairs. At that time, its lean had been increasing an average of 1/20 of an inch (1.3 millimeters) per year. Engineers hope to stabilize the tower's foundation and straighten it slightly to prevent it from eventually collapsing and falling over (and yes, it is indeed open for tourists!). By 1994, their efforts had straightened the tower's lean about 2/5 of an inch (1 centimeter). No date for the reopening of the tower was scheduled.
Reply
07-15-2010, 11:15 AM,
#2
RE: The leaning Tower of Pisa
I want to inform you that I have visited them only once. I can believe that it is still not falling. I climbed up into the tower and and i was so afraid that I wanted to go immediately down. And yes the another thing is that it is so bend that you say that in next minute must fall. But it is really very beautiful too.


Reply
06-19-2012, 07:01 AM,
#3
RE: The leaning Tower of Pisa
I know information about Pisa: The top of the Leaning Tower can be reached by mounting the 294 steps which rise in the form of a spiral on the inner side of the tower walls.
Reply
08-22-2013, 11:36 AM,
#4
RE: The leaning Tower of Pisa
Really an informative stuff, it may helpful for me in my study field of law as well as considered in general topics too.
Reply




Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)





Surface Engineering Forum Sponsor - Alphatek Hyperformance Coatings Ltd