The day the construction of the Tower of Pisa started – level 2


The construction of the Tower of Pisa began on August 9, 1173.

The Tower of Pisa was built next to a nearby cathedral. The tower was built on soft ground and began to lean during the construction of the third floor.

The tower leaned more and more over the centuries. People wanted to prevent the tower from falling and decided to reduce its lean. The stabilization work was done between 1990 and 2001. Now, the tower doesn’t lean as much.

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

Difficult words: nearby (not far), lean (not to be vertical), marble (beautiful hard rock used in big blocks in buildings).

What are some of the popular theories proposed to explain why the Tower of Pisa started to lean during construction?


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