Builders began constructing the Leaning Tower of Pisa in 1173. It first began tilting after the builders finished the first third.
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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is located in Pisa, Italy. The tower was built in the 12th century and before it became famous for its lean, it was intended to be a bell tower. As the lean became more pronounced over the years, the tower was closed off to the public in 1990 in an effort to try to stabilize it. Considered a success, the project took just over 10 years to complete, and the much safer tower has since reopened to the public.Full Answer >
Freedom Tower, also known as One World Trade Center, is 1,776 feet tall, including a 408-foot tall needle on top. Without this spire, the building itself is 1,368 feet tall and has 104 stories.Full Answer >
Also called the Belltower of Pisa and the Tower of Pisa, the Leaning Tower of Pisa stands in the Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) next to the Cathedral of Pisa in Pisa, Italy, about 50 miles west of Florence. According to a 2013 National Geographic article, with current restoration efforts and new technologies, the Tower may remain standing for at least another 200 years.Full Answer >
Construction of the Eiffel Tower began on Jan. 28, 1887 and was completed in March of 1889. It served as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair on the Champs de Mars in Paris.Full Answer >