Leaning Tower of Pisa - Consolidation of the foundation



7 January 1990

The tower began to lean at the beginning of its construction in 1173 because of the marshy ground on which it rests. The inclination had continued to increase each year. On 7 January 1990 construction works to consolidate the foundations began. The inclination was reduced by 40 centimeters, securing the tower for the next 300 years. The monument was opened again for visitors on 15 December 2001.

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    Pisa, cathedral and Leaning Tower.

    23-02-02/21

    Table in the archbishop's palace opposite the Tower of Pisa, with a letter by Galilei concerning his experiments on the free fall. Two stone balls, similar to those Galilei dropped from the Tower of Pisa.

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    Tower of Pisa, the high platform with bell and two stone balls of approximately the same size as those used by Galilei for his experiments on the free fall. In the background the Cathedral of Pisa.

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    Tower of Pisa, the high platform and two stone balls of approximately the same size as those used by Galilei for his experiments on the free fall. In the background the Cathedral of Pisa.

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