The Tower of Pisa is a famous structure in Italy.
Social Studies
The famous Tower of Pisa

The function of the Tower of Pisa, built-in 1173 is to serve as the third bell tower in the cathedral's complex. According to Britannica “at that time, war broke out between the Italian city-states, and construction was halted for almost a century” (Britannica). This pause allowed the tower’s foundation to settle and likely prevented its early collapse. This long pause turned out to allow the bases of the tower to settle down and probably prevented it from falling. In conclusion, this shows us how the Tower of Pisa with its many years of creation stood tall with its foundations for more than 100 years with the danger that it could collapse.

The form of the Tower of Pisa supports the function because it was designed to stand 185 feet (56 meters) high and was constructed of white marble. According to Leaning Tower Pisa's official website “this, together with its intricate pattern of columns, is what gives the Tower its characteristic and unique look” (Leaning Tower of Pisa). This material is used so that light enters the structure and can be appreciated with greater clarity and brightness. The columns are a way to show freedom, strength, and respect in a building or structure. In conclusion, the form allows this structure to be beautiful and eye-catching to attract tourists and instantly draw attention.

The story that the Tower of Pisa tells us about the society that built it is that they wanted to show the prosperity of the city of Pisa and at the same time show its architectural patterns. According to Leaning Tower of Pisa “at the beginning of the second millennium, Pisa was a city with a great military power and its domain extended over a large part of the Mediterranean Sea and at this time the Leaning Tower of Pisa is only used to make money” (Leaning Tower of Pisa). This shows that this structure is important and represents the heritage of Italy and of many people who are proud and praised for it. In addition, Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de' Galilei used the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to do his famous experiment, the one in which he shows, “by dropping cannonballs of different weights, that all objects fall at the same rate” (PBS). In conclusion, The Tower of Pisa tells a cultural and economic history in Italy and has made the community of Pisa grow by making it more recognized.
Pisa, Italy
May 4, 2021
Denise Frias
Crotona International High School
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Created on 2021-05-04 at 14:53 and last updated on 2021-05-04 at 15:04.