Welcome to the companion Web site to "Fall of the Leaning Tower",
broadcast on October 5, 1999. The film explores why the famous tower of Pisa
hasn't fallen over yet and investigates the many efforts taken to preserve this
medieval treasure. Here's what you'll find online:
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Pisa Panorama |
Where it Stands Today
- Pisa Panorama
The Leaning Tower is just one of several architectural wonders gracing
Pisa's famed Field of Miracles. View the piazza's
cathedral, baptistery, and other monuments in this stunning 360-degree
- Where It Stands Today
John Burland, a soil expert and member of the international committee
charged with saving the Tower, gives an update on the
soil-extraction method that recently restored the tower to the angle it bore
in 1970—with much more to come.
- The Galileo Games (Hot Science)
What would happen if you dropped two balls of different weights off the top
of the Leaning Tower? Which would hit first? Tease your mind with Galileo's
legendary test and related challenges.
- Rescuing World Monuments
The Parthenon. Windsor Castle. The Statue of Liberty. Examine the
challenging restorations recently undertaken at these and
other global masterpieces.
- History of Interventions
In this chronology, take a look back at the many and often misguided
attempts to right the Leaning Tower, including the most
recent and promising of all.
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