Monday, May 15, 2017

Facts about Leaning Tower of Pisa

Here we are going to give few facts which need to know about the Pisa tower:

A quick view of the facts about Pisa tower:

Pisa was given this name  in 600 BC from a Greek language and its  meaning is “marshy land.”

→Common  Names: Tower of Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Bell Tower of Pisa

→ How italian calls : Torre Pendente di Pisa

→ where it is situated: City of Pisa, Italy.

→ When it was constructed?  Its construction started in 1173, finished in 1399

→ what is the Original Height: 60 m

→ Actual Height: 56.67m =highest side; 55,86m =lowest side

→ Stairs: 251 steps

→ Weight: 14,500 tonnes

Architecture style → Romanesque style.

Design → Bonanno Pisano, Gherardo di Gherardo, Giovanni Pisano, Giovanni di Simone: These were the people designed the tower.

The first stage of Pisa Tower’s construction is credited to Bonanno Pisano or Gherardo di Gherardo.

Giovanni Pisano and Giovanni di Simone contributed to the second phase of the building. Tommaso Pisano finished the tower’s construction.

Tower of Pisa Interesting Facts:

There are numerous other towers in Pisa that also lean: the bell tower at the church of St. Michele dei Scalzi, and the bell tower at the church of St. Nicola.

How tall is the Tower of Pisa?

→ Measurements

When tower was completed at that time its height was 60 meters. But genuinely  the  height of the tower  is 56.67m on the highest side and 55,86m on the lowest side.

The outside diameter of the leaning Tower of Pisa’s base is 15.484 meters.

Width of walls at base is 2.4384 meters

Weight of tower is approximately 14,500 tonnes

There are 251 steps from the bottom to the top of the Pisa tower.

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