Leaning Tower of Pisa


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Leaning Tower of Pisa

belltower has stood for eight centuries despite tilt. [Ital. Arch.: Brewer Dictionary, 539]
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Aside from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Tuscan city was home to about 20 historic churches.
Must see: The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Must shop: Buy a bottle of local wine.
To put that in context, here are just a few things LESS likely to happen in the near future: the Chinese Yuan to be the official currency of Ireland by 2015 (100/1), Prince Harry to step out with Paris Hilton in 2012 (500/1), and Wayne Rooney's new shed to be built in the image of the leaning tower of Pisa (100/1).
The hotel is owned and developed by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec), Capital Gate is 160 m (524 ft) tall and leans westward at 18 degrees -- four times as far as the Leaning Tower of Pisa and further than any other tower in the world.
The 160-metre Capital Gate tower, developed by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC), leans at 18 degrees--over four times the angle of Italy's famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower has been certified as the world's "furthest-leaning man-made tower" by Guinness World Records.
Adnec said in a statement that Capital Gate has been "built to lean 18 degrees westwards - more than four times that of the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa", adding that it earned the Guinness recognition after rigorous evaluation by the Awards Committee since January, when the exterior of the 160-metre, 35-storey tower was completed.
Capital Gate, developed by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), has just been recognised by Guinness World Records for its astonishing 18-degree lean -- more than four times that of the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
FCW is a purpose-built mega project within Dubailand Master Plan, featuring structures based on famous wonders and the architectural marvels of the world, such as the Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.The project is spread over an area of approximate 41 million square feet and will combine various hospitality, commercial, residential, educational and leisure amenities with entertainment facilities, and will include apartments, villas, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, health clubs and spas, schools and parks, and a theme park.
So there are none of the usual tourist- y photographs of the Leaning Tower of Pisa or the Colosseum.
They take some cannonballs and some musket balls up the Leaning Tower of Pisa and push them off simultaneously in front of a watching crowd.
Knowledgeably compiled and expertly edited by professional architect and experienced city planner Neil Parkyn, "Wonders Of World Architecture" is more than just beautifully illustrated global survey of architectural constructions, it is also an informed and informative text book that addresses a host of fascinating architecturally themes questions and issues such as how the Empire State Building was able to be constructed in the middle of a very crowded and bustling New York City; Why does the Leaning Tower of Pisa lean--and not fall over; What supports the soaring, lofty vaults of Chartres Cathedral; and so much more.
AN iconic 160m high building which will eventually lean further than the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is halfway to completion.