Leaning tower of Pisa in Pisa Italy

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VIDEO: Visiting Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a freestanding bell tower of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is known worldwide for its nearly four-degree lean, the result of an unstable foundation. The tower is situated behind the Pisa Cathedral and is the third-oldest structure in the city’s Cathedral, after the cathedral and the Pisa Baptistry. The height of the tower is 55,86 m from the ground on the low side and 56,67 m on the high side. The width of the walls at the base is 2,44 m. Its weight is estimated at 14,500 metric tons. The tower has 296 or 294 steps; the seventh floor has two fewer steps on the north-facing staircase.

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