Leaning Tower of Bologna (Not Pisa)

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I am quite sure that you all have heard about Leaning tower of Pisa in Italy. But there is a second one also in Italy, just 170 km away from The Leaning Tower of Pisa. The second leaning tower in Italy is Two Tours, Bologna and both of them are leaning. Those two towers were built by two powerful families in 11th century for defensive purpose of the land and also to show the social status, wealth and power. The taller leaning tower is called “Asinelli” and the other one and the most leaning one is called “Garisenda”. Those towers were constructed between 1,109 AD – 1,119 AD and nowadays it’s stand as iconic landmark of Bologna.

Asinelli Tower

By Tango7174 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7200162

Recent studies believe that the height of this tower was only last 70m at the beginning and later it has been upgraded to 97.2m higher from ground. The original World Trade Centre Twin Towers were inspired by these towers. The architect of WTC (Manhattan). Minoru Yamasaki (American Architect) impressed these structures in 1960s. WTC was built in 1970s and it was destroyed by 9/11 attack in 2001.

Garisenda Tower

This tower was originally built to 60m of height and today we can see only 48m tower as it had been shorten due to leaning. This towers have been cited by many poetries and authors when they write about Bologna.

By Patrick Clenet – Patrick Clenet, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=921379

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