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Asked by Khalid Waters
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Architecture
Italy

Why doesn't the Leaning Tower of Pisa fall over?

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Hazel Hammes
January 03, 2020 8:56PM

The tower hasn’t hit the ground yet because its tapered and slightly curved shape keeps its center of gravity fairly low. That means it can tip quite a bit before toppling.

In a more poetic sense, though, the tower was falling over for a long time—albeit very slowly. Its tilt, which was first noticed shortly after construction began in 1173, kept increasing until 1990. That’s when engineers declared that, at a tilt of more than five degrees, it was in danger of collapsing. A team then figured out how to correct the lean, bringing it back to a safe angle.

Since then, it’s been getting straighter, believe it or not. The residual effects from the construction meant the angle had decreased another four centimeters by 2018.

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Stacy Marvell
3 days ago
becuase its not drunk enough yet
because then it would be the Flat Tower of Pisa and that doesnt make sense
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Kai Brittain
2 days ago
Because when something falls it has to till a certain amount of degrees. The Leaning Tower of Piza is still tanding because it dosen't have enough the degrees to collapse. It tilts because one of the corners sink into soft ground. As a result the tower is askew. Hope this helps
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Jessie
4 days ago
it didnt want to fall over.
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Tushar Gupta
4 days ago
because it is a well structured piece of art.
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James Geiser
2 days ago
Because of the swampland it was built on. Geologist's did not check to see how good/bad the suface of the ground was, so the Tower of Pisa was built. About 10-13 years after it had opened to the public, it began to very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very slowly sink. About 900 years later and the tilt to the Tower remains. 20 Years ago, both the United States Geological Survey, as well as geologists from all over Italy came to Pisa to see if it can be saved. After about 1 year of checking every sq. inch of the Tower as well as surrounding buildings, a solution was offered to Italy. With a series of wires, tie the opposing side to the nearest building multiple times. But, if there were no wires, the Tower would collapse in its entirety in about 10-15 thousand years. Geologist's also checked how stable the ground is there.
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Jaron King
3 days ago
good question, its alreday bent out of shape enough. Maybe its been working out.
Because it is dug into the ground which stops it falling over and brutally murduring loads of people
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Hey Jingli
3 days ago
In the end, the Leaning Tower of Pisa does not fall because its center of gravity has been carefully kept within its base. In short, this is why the Tower of Pisa does not topple over. The Leaning Tower doesn't fall because its center of gravity is carefully kept within its base.
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Joe Blow
3 days ago
Because it was stabilized by engineers and construction workers.
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cdloll
4 days ago
it's because it's center of gravity is within it's base. There has been a danger of it falling since it was built.
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lil cesars
4 hours ago
In the end, the Leaning Tower of Pisa does not fall because its center of gravity has been carefully kept within its base. At first, it was by cleverly modifying the design (by giving the Tower a banana shape) and later, when the inclination became too much, the center of gravity has been brought back up with straightening works.
because they keep on ree billding it
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Iz- Zo
9 hours ago
Because it is very stabelly built😋
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LILLIE TEETER
3 hours ago
It didn't want to.
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James Geiser
3 days ago
Somebody help me! I can't keep holding up. I am gradually getting pushed into the soil of Pisa.
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camren dubay
6 days ago
noo reason
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Gillian Majo
4 days ago
It was too lazy to.
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James Geiser
5 days ago
The Tower was built on Italian swampland. But so was JFK Int'l and LaGuardia Airport's in Queens County, NY. A lot of things were built on swampland. Even Wall Street is technically on a swamp. According to a map of the Earth in the 1500's, the United States area did not have enough space for Wall Street. A lot of construction was done and eventually NYC got Wall Street.
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Virgo Rising
5 days ago
Because it's well structured, if it wasnt, it would of fallen by now. It's heavy but not heavy enough where it would fall over.
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Ken Kaneki
5 days ago
here is the short and sweet answer. Because of it's structure
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Andrew Wong
6 days ago
because it out of control and now it is
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James Geiser
6 days ago
When that Tower was built, there were no geologists to study Pisa's ground and how unsteady it was at the time. About 20 years ago, the USGS and Italian geoligists, after a long survey, figured how to keep the Tower of Pisa from collapsing. It was tied with cables, and several times over, to an adjoing building. It isn't sinking or leaning anymore, but now Italy and Pisa have yet to decide if it should be uprighted and standing straight.
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KEIRA CAMPBELL
6 days ago
It just stood up for its self
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Adriana Garcia
4 days ago
The name has nothing to do with the verbal part of the name.
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Leah Tierno
6 days ago
Because when it was built, it was built on soft land which made it lean. But now the ground it was made on has hardened, Causing it to stay in place.
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Gurnoor Jhatu
5 days ago
because it does not want to
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Harry Dean
8 minutes ago
wait i thaout it was the leaning tour of pizza