The Leaning Tower of Pisa

  1. It took 2 centuries to finish building the tower, largely because of wars. It occurred between 1173 and 1399.
  2. It was originally 65.6 yards tall, but is a little shorter now due to the lean.
  3. Galileo was baptized there in1565.
  4. It represents the Romanesque style of architecture.
  5. Pisa is Greek for “marshy land”.
  6. The Americans saved it from being destroyed in WWII even though it was used by the enemy.

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