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Why does the Leaning Tower of Pisa Lean

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The Leaning Tower of PisaMost men do not carry a strong desire to travel the world, it is not that it does not interest us. Sure we would live to travel the globe and see a rugby match in Australia, or golf the hills of Ireland, but what we don’t want to do is travel the world to see all the historic monuments. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of those things that you dont have to see to understand. It is a tall building that is sinking because some dumb ass built it on soil that could not support the weight. So why is it that our wives need to travel and see this building or similar structures from around the world? I will never know, but what I can do is provide you some fast facts on the tower that may keep you from having to visit it in person.

Why does the Leaning Tower of Pisa lean?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa leans because it was built on soil not prepared to handle the weight of the marble building.

Where is the Leaning Tower of Pisa located?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa was built it Italy in a town called Pisa, thus the name Leaning Tower of Pisa.

How tall is the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

This would be an easier question to answer if the tower did not lean. The height of the Leaning Tower of Pisa on the low side is 183ft, the height of the tower on the high side is 186ft.

How much is the Leaning Tower of Pisa leaning?

The tower leans at an angle of 3.97 degrees, which when translated over the course of 183ft to the top; means that the top of the tower is 12 ft 10 in from where it would be if the tower was straight.

How much does the Leaning Tower of Pisa weigh?

The estimated weight of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is over 16,000 tons.

How many steps in the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Again, an easier question to answer if the Leaning Tower of Pisa was straight. The tower has two stairwells, one has 294 steps and the other has 296 steps.

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