Short History Of The World: The Riddle of the Leaning Tower

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the bell tower of the Cathedral. It has become renowned the world over for its peculiar inclination, but even without it’s famous fault the Leaning Tower would still be one of most remarkable architectural structures in Europe.

Although the original architect (who’s identity remains a mystery) designed the tower to be vertical, a lean was first detected very early into the construction. Nonetheless, it has so far survived over eight centuries and procedures are underway to preserve the besieged Tower for future generations.

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