10 most famous falling towers
August 9, 1173 was laid the first stone of the bell tower of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and Leaning Tower of Pisa - the most famous "falling" tower in the world. It turns out that such facilities are not so little. About ten of the most well-known, you will learn from our collection.
The Church Suurhusen, Germany
Suurhusen - construction of the late Middle Ages, in the region of East Friesland in the north-west of Germany. According to the Guinness Book of Records, she was the most inclined tower in the world, although in 2010 new Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi interrupted this record. Suurhusen spire remains the most inclined tower in the world, the slope ahead of the world-famous Leaning Tower 1, 22 degrees.
The Big Ben, London, United Kingdom
The Clock Tower of the British Parliament (better known as Big Ben) is inclined to the north-west at 0, 26 degrees, or 43.5 cm, according to documents that were recently made public. incline increased to 0, 9 millimeters a year since 2003, on a slope affect permanent underground work and the London Underground.
The two towers of Bologna, Italy
The Two Towers Asinelli and Garisenda in Bologna steadily declining despite all the efforts of the city authorities. High tower called Asinelli, smaller but more Reject - Garisenda, its deviation from the vertical is already 3, 22 m
The tower of the church Frankenhausen, Germany
The tower on a hillside on the outskirts of the city is constantly exposed to strong winds. Engineers noticed that the speed with which the tower falls, is 6 cm per year. It can reach a tipping point over the next decade. Local and state officials agreed to spend $ 1, 5 million to try to stabilize the tower.
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
Built on soft clay tower started falling a few years after construction began. Upon completion of construction in 1350, the tower leaned to the 1, 5 meters. By 1990, the tower leaned to 4 meters. Authorities have spent nearly two million pounds of lead bars that were placed on one side of the tower to prevent it from dropping.
Tower Nevyansk, Russia
Tower Nevyansk also decreases. The tower is located in the center of Nevyansk and is one of the most famous in the Middle Urals. The construction was financed by Peter the Great. The tower was built in the first half of the 18th century, known in Russia builder Akinfiev Demidov. The tower is 57, m is 5 According to recent measurements, the deviation upper part of the tower at the moment -.. 2, 20 m tower construction exact date unknown, various historical sources mention dates between 1721 and 1745.
Pagoda Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill Pagoda tower or Huqiu is located in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. The tower was constructed in the later period Five dynasties (907-960 n. E.). The height of the tower -. 47 m more than a thousand years old tower is gradually tilted due to the impact of natural forces. The inclination of the tower - 2, 32 meters. The entire structure weighs approximately 7000 tons.
The Tower of Burano, Italy
The Tower of Burano or Church of St. Martino is located on the Venetian island of Burano. The building was built in the 15th century. Not falling tower simply because it relies on a number of standing construction.
The church Oude Kerk, Netherlands
Oude Kerk (Old Church) - nicknamed the church Oude Jan ( "Old John"), is a Gothic Protestant church in the old city center of Delft, Netherlands. At a height of 75 meters, it is rejected at 1, 98 m from the vertical.
The Tower of Bedum, Netherlands
The Tower of Bedum in the northern Dutch town of Bedum. Its inclination - 2, 5 m height at 35, 7 m.