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Bell tower

A tall structure either independent or part of a building used to contain one or more bells; it is also called a campanile.

bell tower

A tall structure supporting one or more bells; may be part of a building or an independent structure; Also see belfry.
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Contract for rehabilitation of chimes and bell towers in the National Palace of Mafra.
They are the Duomo (cathedral), which was built almost 1,000 years ago; its bell tower, better known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa; the circular Battistero (Baptistery), the largest of its kind in the whole of Italy; and the Camposanto, also known as the Holy Field, one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world.
Approximately 35 Paris bell towers are shown here in color photos, many of them shot with a backdrop of the Paris nightlights.
Most bell towers have eight bells, so ringing a 10 or 12 bell tower is much more of a challenge.
If completed it will be the first time that a quarter peal has been played at every large bell tower in the region within a 24-hour period.
Whenever I had the chance I climbed the bell towers and saw the magic of Venice spread out below me: views normally unseen by the human eye,' she recalls of 1966.
Interestingly her view is Napoleonic and Austrian rule saw Venice 'devastated' and today 50 of the 103 bell towers in De Barbari's celebrated depiction of Renaissance Venice survive.
Climbing thirty Venetian bell towers is an extraordinary experience,' writes Resini.
The historic bell tower on Los Angeles' downtown cathedral got another reprieve from the wrecking ball Monday when a judge took under submission a request to block demolition until environmental reviews are completed.
Conservancy leaders say the archdiocese has grossly exaggerated the danger posed by the bell tower in an effort to push through demolition.