Did You Know?

Posted: September 1, 2005 in fact

We all know about the “Leaning Tower of Pisa”… Do you know why it’s leaning?! If you don’t already know… it’s because of a failing foundation which part of the tower sits on… So anyway over the years the tower hand been tilting more and more and even began speeding up… This caused the stakeholders to worry and so had to come up with a plan to “save” the tower…

As a short term solution they put weights on the higher side to create a moment to counter the tilting movement… But of course that won’t last forever so they needed another plan…

What they did was ingenious… The plan was to insert a rod into the ground on the higher side and slowly remove some of the soil so that the higher side will slowly sink back… However due to tourism reasons they decided not to get the building to a vertical position… and just let it sit slightly tilted at a safe angle…

Hahaha… isn’t that amusing… Cheers…

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