10 Falling towers from around the world
January 7, 1990 , the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed to tourists, because it was not safe. Soon after large-scale long-term work to stabilize the object, and its partial alignment ended only in 2010. But in the world there are so many other falling towers , which are only waiting for these saving action in relation to itself.
1.Leaning Tower of Pisa. Italy
The most famous leaning tower in the world. This tower of the local cathedral was built almost two hundred years, from 1173 to 1360 years.
2.Leaning Tower of Nevyansk. Russia
Urals in the 18th century – a patrimony of the Demidov family, who built the region’s own industrial empire, and it was the de facto rulers. For one of the leaders of the family, and Akinfiy N. tower was built in Nevyansk.
3.Oscillating Tower. Bologna. Italy
In medieval Bologna rich families competed among themselves who will build the highest tower. Total in this city during the 12-13 centuries were built 180 similar objects, of which there are two particularly neighboring belonging to the families of the Asinelli and Garisenda.
4.Suyumbike tower. Kazan. Russia
Scientists can not uniquely determine when it was built, this watch tower of the Kazan Kremlin – in the 16-17 or 18 centuries . But the most famous among the other towers of the citadel Suyumbike makes its deviation from the vertical component at the moment of 1.98 meters.
5.Tiger Hill Pagoda. Suzhou. China
Engineering flaws in the construction of the towers was characterized not only medieval European engineers, but also their colleagues from China. As proof of this can lead Tiger Hill Pagoda, built in the 10th century.
6.Oldehove. Leeuwarden. Niderlandy
Tower Oldehove in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden is not just falling, she twisted. Engineers and architects who worked on this bell tower of the church of St. Vitus, noting during its construction resulting slope, were trying to stop him, shifting the center of gravity of the object.
7.Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan. Malaysia
The main attraction of the city Teluk Intan Malaysia is the leaning tower height of 25.5 meters. Originally it was created as the water and time. However, deviating from the vertical axis, the tower has become a popular tourist destination.
8.Tower in Kilmacud. Ireland
Round Tower – is a national architectural heritage of Ireland. Across the island, there are about 120 such facilities. But the most interesting of them is in the monastery Kilmakdu in County Galway.
9.Leaning Tower in Zabkowice Slaskie. Poland
Construction of the tower in a small Polish town began in the 13th century and ended in 1413.
10.Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi. UAE
If in the Middle Ages became inclined tower because of engineering mistakes of their creators, the architects of our time deliberately build such facilities. The largest of these is the Skyscraper Capital Gate, better known as the Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi.