Gallery 14: The Leaning Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a bell tower that stands 183.3 feet tall on the low side and 185.93 feet on the high side. The 7 bells represent the 7 bottom floors along with one bell to represent each note of the upper musical scale. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is known for its four-degree lean, which is the result of an unstable foundation. The tower has 296 or 294 steps, as the 7th floor has two fewer steps on the north-facing staircase. These pictures show The Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Pisa Cathedral, and the Pisa Baptistry, all located in the city’s Cathedral Square. The Leaning Tower of Pisa was completed in 1372, after having a Groundbreaking in 1173.

 


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