Take a look at these leaning towers scattered throughout the world


On August 9, 1173 the foundation stone of the bell tower of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta was placed. It was the famous Tower of Pisa, known worldwide for its tilt tower. However, there are other towers or structures that are also inclined. They are maybe not as famous as the famous Tower of Pisa, but they are equally interesting.

1. Chapel of Suurhusen, Germany
The chapel was built in Suurhusen in late Middle Ages. It is in the region of East Frisia, in northwest Germany. The tower of the chapel of Suurhusen is the steepest in the world and beats the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa by 1.22 degrees.


2. Big Ben, London, UK -  

http://professionalwatches.com/assets_c/2014/08/Big-Ben-thumb-1944x2592-23603.jpgThe clock tower of the British Parliament (better known as Big Ben) leans 0.26 degrees or 43.5 cm to the north, according to newly released documents. The incline increases by 0.9 millimeters per year since 2003 because of underground workings.

http://www.bolognawelcome.com/imageserver/gallery_big/files/ArchivioVecchioSito/import/d/duetorri_vert_salomoni.jpg3. The two towers of Bologna, Italy -

 The Bologna Asinelli and Garisenda towers are constantly inclined despite efforts. The inclination of the Asinelli tower is small, but the steeper is the Garisenda tower. Its deviation from the vertical is 3.22 meters.

4. The tower of the Frankenhausen church, Germany -

 Built on a hill on the outskirts of the city, the tower of the church of Frankenhausen is constantly exposed to strong winds. His inclination grows to a blistering 6 cm per year. Local and state administration has allocated $ 1.5 million to try to curb the alarming inclination.

5. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

Built on a clay soil, the tower began to lean a couple of years after the beginning of construction. Currently, the inclination is about 4 °, 3.9 meters from the vertical spread. In 1990, it was closed for the public for security reasons. In 2008, after removing 70,000 kg of soil, it was announced that the tower had become stable, not producing any displacement for the first time in its history. The Tower of Pisa was reopened to the public in 2011.

6. Torre Nevyansk, Russia -  

The Nevyansk Tower is also inclined. The tower is located in the center of Nevyansk, Russia, and is one of the most famous monuments of the Urals. It was built on the initiative of Peter the Great in the first half of the eighteenth century. It was constructed by the famous Russian architect Akinfiy Demidov. The height of the tower is 57.5 meters. According to recent studies, the deviation of the tower is 2.20 meters.


http://www.meetmeinshanghai.com/Summer/Thousand-old%20Tiger%20Hill%20Pagoda%20of%20Suzhou.JPG7. Pagoda Tiger Hill, Suzhou, China -  

The pagoda Tiger Hill or Huqiu Tower is located in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province. The tower was built in the last period of the Five Dynasties (907-960 AD). The tower has a height of 47 meters. It is a seven-storey building, built with blue octagonal brick. For hundreds of years, the tower has been leaning slowly due to the forces of nature. The inclination of the tower is 2.32 meters. The entire structure weighs approximately 7,000,000 kg.

8. Leaning Tower of Burano, Italy -  

If visiting Venice, it is amazing experience, especially if visiting one of the islands of the lagoon, Burano. You will see the leaning tower of the church of St. Martin, built in the fifteenth century.

9. The church Oude Kerk, Netherlands -

 Oude Kerk (Old Church), also known as the church of Oude Jan ("Old John"), is a Protestant Gothic church located in the old city center of Delft, the Netherlands. With a height of 75 meters, its collapse is 1.98 meters from the vertical.

10. Tower of Bedum, Netherlands
In the Dutch town of Bedum, they also have their own leaning tower. With a height of 35.7 meters, its inclination is 2.61 meters.

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