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Scale Leaning Tower of Pisa - Italian Miniature

We have created scaled models of many different historical landmarks around the world, including the Italian Leaning Tower of Pisa, pictured here. This model was used as part of theme park featuring many different architectural marvels and "wonders" of the world for people to see all in one theme park on a smaller level, making sight-seeing of all these amazing structures much easier and cost effective than traveling he world to see them. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, shown here, is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa's Cathedral Square after the Cathedral and the Baptistry. At full scale the height of the tower is 183.27 ft from the ground on the low side and 186.02 ft on the high side. The width ofthe walls at the base is 13.42 ft and at the top 8.14 ft. Its weight is estimated at 14,500 metric tons. The tower has 296 or 294 steps; the seventh floor has two fewer steps on the north-facing staircase. Prior to restoration work performed between 1990 and 2001, the tower leaned at an angle of 5.5 degrees, but the tower now leans at about 3.99 degrees. This means that the top of the tower is displaced horizontally 12 ft 10 in from where it would be if the structure were perfectly vertical. The tower began to sink after construction had progressed to the second floor in 1178. This was due to a mere three-metre foundation, set in weak, unstable subsoil, a design that was flawed from the beginning. Construction was subsequently halted for almost a century, because the Republic of Pisa was almost continually engaged in battles with Genoa, Lucca and Florence. This allowed time for the underlying soil to settle. Otherwise, the tower would almost certainly have toppled. In 1198 clocks were temporarily installed on the third floor of the unfinished construction. In 1272 construction resumed under Giovanni di Simone, architect of the Camposanto. In an effort to compensate for the tilt, the engineers built upper floors with one side taller than the other. Because of this, the tower is actually curved. Construction was halted again in 1284, when the Pisans were defeated by the Genoans in the Battle of Meloria. After a phase (1990–2001) of structural strengthening, the tower is currently undergoing gradual surface restoration, in order to repair visual damage, mostly corrosion and blackening. These are particularly pronounced due to the tower's age and its exposure to wind and rain. A popular tourist activity, at the real Tower of Pisa, is to pose for photographs pretending to "hold up" the leaning tower and preventing it from falling. The illusion is created through the principle of forced perspective, but at this theme park you literally hold it up because of its scaled size. Our realistic models can be made of any structure or building and at different scale sizes to suit your purpose. They can be used as art pieces, museum exhibits, displays, conversation starters or any purpose you could imagine. Let us know what you are envisioning and provide us with your thoughts and we'll help you manifest them into reality.
 
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