The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a circular building, 55 meters high spread over 8 levels and crowned with a bell tower that has 7 bells, each one tuned to a different musical note. The tower is Romanesque style and it is covered in Carrara marble with the notable distinction of being leaned almost 4 meters from the vertical line.
When you go to Pisa, the fist place you visit will surely be its famous leaning tower. The first feeling that comes over you is the surprise of watching with your own eyes the real size of the Tower of Pisa, and as if it were a touched up picture, you will see this beautiful building "falling down"!
Before being scared, remember that you are in front of a tower that is nearly 900 years with an inclined angle because the base where it was built was not strong enough to resist its weight of 14,700 tons.
Since its beginnings in 1178 when the third floor was built, it was noticed that the tower "moved" slightly northwards, so the project was paralyzed. It was 100 years later, in 1272, that four more floors were added with an angle inclination designed to prevent the tower from falling down.
Interestingly what really prevented its collapse were not the changes in the drawing (which brought many structural problems), but the fact that it took almost 100 years to retake the building work, during which the tower could settle in its clay base keeping it inclined for centuries.
And so it has come down to our times. We must recognize the "coolness" of Pisa Tower, as few buildings can boast of being famous for their structural mistakes, such serious errors that forced the Italian government in 1964 to seek the help of engineers, mathematicians and even historians to avoid the falling of the tower.
Thanks to the work of these scholars, it was possible to slow down its very slightly fall so according to some studies the tower should hold its current angle of 4 degrees another 200 years more.
We do not know how many years will this tower last, we just hope it is enough time for you to go see it and take the typical picture in which it seems you are holding it.Admit it, you know you want it.