The Leaning Tower of Pisa
By Seth DeLacy
On the edge of falling
In the 1920s the towers base was stabilized with cement to keep the tower from toppling. Also in 1839 an architect named Alessandro Della Gherardesca excavated the walkway around the tower and it caused flooding. The most interesting way the tower has almost been destroyed was during WWII. An American sergeant named Leon Weckstein almost bombed the tower because the Germans were using it as an outpost but he called the airstrike off due to its beauty.
The tower also weighs 14,500 metric tons. The detail on the tower was also very amazing as you can tell by the picture below.
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