The day the construction of the Tower of Pisa started – level 3


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

The Tower of Pisa was designed to be a bell tower for the nearby cathedral. The tower was built on soft soil and began to lean during the construction of the third floor due to the inadequate foundation.

The tower’s lean increased gradually over the centuries. To prevent the tower from falling and reduce its lean, extensive restoration and stabilization work was carried out between 1990 and 2001.

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

Difficult words: lean (not to be vertical), foundation (the bottom part of a building), marble (beautiful hard rock used in big blocks in buildings).

What is the most significant factor that has impacted the Tower of Pisa’s tilt since its construction?


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