Thursday, May 17, 2012
10 Most Famous Falling Towers
01. Church Suurhusen, Germany
Suurhusen late medieval building in the region of East Friesland in the north-west of Germany. According to the Guinness Book of Records, it was the most inclined tower in the world, although in 2010 new Capital Gate tower in Abu Dhabi broke this record. Suurhusen spire remains the most leaning tower in the world, the slope of which was ahead of world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa by 1.22 degrees.
02. Big Ben, London, UK
Clock Tower, the British Parliament (better known as Big Ben) is inclined to the north-west by 0.26 degrees or 43.5sm, according to documents that were recently released. The level of the slope increased to 0.9 millimeters per year since 2003, affects the slope of permanent underground work and the London underground.
03. The two towers of Bologna, Italy
The two towers Asinelli and Garisenda in Bologna steadily declining despite all the efforts of city officials, high tower is a smaller but more Asinelli rejected the Garisenda, its vertical deviation is 3.22 m is
04. The tower of the church Frankenhausen, Germany
Tower on a hillside on the outskirts of the city, is constantly exposed to strong winds, engineers noticed that the speed with which the tower falls now is 6 cm per year. In this case, it may reach a tipping point over the next decade or so. Local and state officials agreed to spend $ 1.5 million to try to stabilize the tower.
05. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
Built on soft clay tower started falling a few years after construction began. Upon completion of construction in 1350, the tower leaned about four and a half feet. By 1990, the tower leaned more on the 4 m authorities have spent almost two million pounds of lead ingots on which were to be placed on one of its sides to prevent it from her fall.
06. Tower Nevyansk, Russia
Tower Nevyansk also decreases. The tower is located in the center Nevyansk and is one of the most famous in the Middle Urals. Construction was financed by Peter the Great and was built in the first half of the 18th century, known in Russia builder Akinfiy Demidov. The height of the tower is 57.5 meters. According to recent measurements, the deflection of the top of the tower with a right angle to the present 2.20 m. The exact date of construction of the tower is unknown, various historical sources mention dates between 1721 and 1745.
07. Tiger Hill Pagoda
Tiger Hill Pagoda tower or Huqiu is located in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province. The tower was built in the later period of the Five Dynasties (907-960 AD). The tower rises to a height of 47 meters. This seven-storey building, built of blue brick octagons. More than a thousand years, gradually leaning tower because of the impact forces of nature. The slope of the towers 2.32 meters. The whole structure weighs about 7 million kg.
08. The Burana Tower, Italy
The Burana Tower, or St. Martin's Church is located on the Venetian island of Burano. The building was built in the 15th century, not falling leash because it relies on the adjacent building
09. The church Oude Kerk, the Netherlands
Oude Kerk (Old Church), nicknamed the church Oude Jan ("Old John"), is the Gothic Protestant church in the old city center of Delft, The Netherlands. Height of 75 meters, it otklanena to 1.98 cm from the vertical.
10. The Tower of Bedum, Netherlands
The Tower of Bedum in the northern Dutch town of Bedum, also declined more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa. height of 55.86m, Pisa's tower leans about 4 meters, while the tower leans 2.61m Bedum in (8.6 feet) at a height of 35.7m.