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May 18, 2012

Fun Fact Friday: Leaning Tower of Pisa is made of what?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is made of marble in shades of white and colorful pastels.

Well-worn marble staircase to the top. Photo Creative Commons License Lluís. 

Leaning Tower of Pisa

View of the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Photo Creative Commons License M4rvin.

Some other Fun Facts:
Pisa is a coastal town in Italy.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a bell tower or campanile for the towns Cathedral.
Building of the tower began in 1173.
There are 7 bells with one for each note of the musical scale.

A spiral staircase takes you up with 293 steps to the sixth arcade.

It was meant to stand straight but leans due to poorly laid foundation and loose substrate.

Posted by Lesher
at 4:01 pm
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