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Leaning Tower of Pisa

General Information

Other name(s): Torre pendente di Pisa
Beginning of works: 1173
Completion: 1350
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Column
Function / usage: Bell tower / campanile
Material: Load-bearing masonry tower


Location: , , ,
Address: Campo dei Miracoli
Coordinates: 43° 43' 23.00" N    10° 23' 48.00" E

Technical Information


height 55.863 m
diameter at base 15.484 m
interior diameter 7.368 m


tower stone


9 August 1173

Construction begins, but is halted when the tower begins to lean in the middle of the third floor.

ca. 1272
- 1275

Construction continues around this time.

14 December 2001

After being closed for 12 years, the tower is again opened to the public through group tours.


Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.

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