The day the construction of the Tower of Pisa started – level 1


The Tower of Pisa stands in Italy. People start to build the tower on August 9, 1173. They build the tower next to a cathedral. The tower is on soft ground. When people build the third floor, the tower starts to lean.

The tower leans more and more over the centuries. People want to reduce its lean. They work on the tower from 1990 to 2001. Now, the tower doesn’t lean as much.

The Tower of Pisa has eight floors. It is made of white marble. It is 56 meters tall.

Difficult words: cathedral (a big church), lean (not to be vertical), century (100 years), reduce (to make smaller), marble (beautiful hard rock).

What engineering techniques have been used since 2001 to reduce the lean of the Tower of Pisa?


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