Leaning Tower

A leaning tower is a tower which, either intentionally, due to errors in design, construction or to subsequent external influence, does not stand perpendicular to the ground.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Baroque Churches The bell tower of the Sta. Maria Church
Belfries The belfry of Bruges is 83 meters high and leans slightly (87 centimeters towards Wollestraat). In the 13th century, the tower started to lean in a south-easterly direction, perhaps as a result of a filled in watercourse. A westward correction was applied to the elevation of the tower. To prevent further sagging, the corners of the tower were reinforced in 1554 with heavy pillars. (Dutch Wikipedia)
Kazan Kremlin Söyembikä Tower
Lübeck Holsentor
Minaret of Jam "The tower has started to lean, but stabilisation work is in progress to halt this danger." (Wiki)
Modena Torre Civica
Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
Rome Torre delle Milizie
Taj Mahal
The Porticoes of Bologna Torre degli Asinelli (as part of Strada Maggiore_Component 10)
Torun Krzywa Wieża w Toruniu
Venice and its Lagoon The Campanile of San Martino church on the island of Burano, the Campanile of San Giorgio dei Greci


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