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The Leaning Tower Of Pisa: Italy’s Legendary Architectural Mistake | Massive Engineering Mistakes

  • Dipublikasikan tanggal 20 Jun 2019
  • Did you know that The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy was actually the result of a human mistake? Just one minor miscalculation made in the 11th century left us with an amazing 14,500-tonne leaning tower. Find out how this mishap came about here.
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  • João Teles
    João Teles 2 tahun yang lalu +1104

    Isn't this an engineering mistake and not an architectural mistake?

    • Palak Ojha
      Palak Ojha 11 bulan yang lalu

      @Rainolx yes

    • Joran Asher
      Joran Asher Tahun Yang lalu

      @hasanur rahman facts...

    • Richard Head
      Richard Head Tahun Yang lalu

      Exactly.. the question is “why are we preserving it”.. what’s the big deal, we build buildings where architectural problems occur but knock them down and start again... can just see the builders if they were still around today, laughing at us trying to preserve their mess..

    • George A
      George A Tahun Yang lalu

      It’s a engineering phenomenon

    • T Reese
      T Reese Tahun Yang lalu

      It hasn't fallen over so I think they both succeeded

  • kellogscornflakes24
    kellogscornflakes24 2 tahun yang lalu +1268

    Engineer: “are you going to fall over?”
    Leaning tower of Pisa: “no, no I don’t think I will”

    • sshanhel
      sshanhel 10 bulan yang lalu

      i understood that reference FJSKAKJSJKA

    • Junior SIr
      Junior SIr Tahun Yang lalu +1

      @CCABP it’s only sinking until the pressure equates but the leaning part can still be corrected. I guess it makes sense to leave it at a tilt. After all it is what gave the tower its uniqueness.

    • CCABP
      CCABP Tahun Yang lalu +1

      @Junior SIr Italy would lose one of it’s tourist attractions. But I guess the tower IS sinking AND leaning…

    • Junior SIr
      Junior SIr Tahun Yang lalu

      Why don’t they remove more sand so that the
      Tower returns to its upright position?

    • Yuridabich
      Yuridabich 2 tahun yang lalu +2

      2089: yep, it fell.

  • Brandon Saraniti
    Brandon Saraniti 2 tahun yang lalu +321

    It hasn't fallen because so many people have held it up in their photos.

  • Michael H
    Michael H 3 tahun yang lalu +830

    Love how they could've just made it straight, but decided to just make it still lean a bit.

    • Motive2Legend
      Motive2Legend Bulan Yang lalu

      Go and see ratneshwar Varanasi temple 9 degree leaned😂

    • Zehraa Haji2000
      Zehraa Haji2000 6 bulan yang lalu

      For tourisit and to become a place for vistors ,

    • CCABP
      CCABP Tahun Yang lalu +1

      @SMENARD it will still be a tourist attraction as the tower and cathedral are sinking, but may be not as much as an attraction

    • Christian Gifco
      Christian Gifco Tahun Yang lalu

      I think making it straight might be something you would want to do over a century or so not all at once.

    • Maryland Girl
      Maryland Girl Tahun Yang lalu

      Right. But I guess they don't want to ruin the tourism.

  • HT Easy & Simple
    HT Easy & Simple 2 tahun yang lalu +447

    This tower is so famous that we always used in sample problems in trigonometry

    • Komali Reddy
      Komali Reddy Tahun Yang lalu +2

      I did trigonometry problems of the tower in 1999✋✋✋

    • Pulkit Jindal
      Pulkit Jindal Tahun Yang lalu


    • Damsie
      Damsie Tahun Yang lalu +5

      Lmao my math tutor showed my class an exam question that’s worth 4m with like 4 out of 7 sentences talking about the history of the tower(which is obv irrelevant but cool to know 😎) and the question asks u to find the angle of the shadow or smth. Actually I haven’t learn trigonometry but she just showed us for fun :)

    • Yum Chickens
      Yum Chickens Tahun Yang lalu +9

      I’m literally doing trig homework with the tower of Pisa problem while reading this

  • Sonny Garcia
    Sonny Garcia 3 tahun yang lalu +1821

    Just put a bottle cap under it it will be okay

  • Harry HRC Chahal
    Harry HRC Chahal 2 tahun yang lalu +191

    Shows how Humble the tower is, leaning forward with due respect

    • sheryaar Ahmed
      sheryaar Ahmed 5 bulan yang lalu

      Right Side...
      102 pease....
      Fraud sand
      Fraud crush...
      Allah ❤️ O Akbar...
      Ch Fawad Khan
      Ya Hussain Rizvi A.S

    • goldenegg
      goldenegg 11 bulan yang lalu

      @CCABP ye lets colonize africa again

    • CCABP
      CCABP Tahun Yang lalu +2


    • CCABP
      CCABP Tahun Yang lalu +1

      Plot twist:
      Tower: *leans south*
      Europeans: *WE GO TO AFRICA*

    • Good ONE
      Good ONE Tahun Yang lalu +1

      It's Praising The Lord of Heaven Jesus Christ!

  • Jabulani Sello
    Jabulani Sello Tahun Yang lalu +7

    The tower hasn't collapsed to this day because the underlying soil is behaving like a plastic, hence is undergoing plastic deformation. As engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers we often use this marvelous to improve the understanding of soil mechanics.

  • Barb Chester
    Barb Chester 3 tahun yang lalu +77

    I'm no engineer but relieving the ground of some of it's soil on the high side of the tower would have been my first choice.

    • Victor Hensel-Coe
      Victor Hensel-Coe Bulan Yang lalu +1

      Exactly, but Italy is famous for it's corrupt politicians and if Moussolini has a cement factory, you can guess whose gonna get the contract to try and fix it.... Even still though, the cement guys could have stilll extracted the clay from the high side!

  • Ken Kishi
    Ken Kishi Tahun Yang lalu +69

    35 years ago, me and my girlfriend visited there. At the top of the tower , she said “ it’s scary, this is almost toppling.” I didn’t say anything, because I was also scared. After coming back to Japan, we broke up and never seen each other again. If I could see her again , I would say to her “ We didn’t have to be scared , it’s still standing .”

    • JT
      JT 6 bulan yang lalu

      @mercuryabz what the hell does that have to do with what he was saying ? 😂 His talking about pride from a mans perspective when it comes to women. Not pride in general.

    • Nirav patel
      Nirav patel 7 bulan yang lalu

      @Ken Kishi, It takes courage to write the truth and you have done it. Impressed by the feelings you share and especially the memories you cherish. Live long and be blessed. Regards to such a lovely person.

    • mercuryabz
      mercuryabz 8 bulan yang lalu

      @Ken Kishi East Asians are usually prouder than other nations, once I was in a German language class , there was a Chinese student rarely talking at all , the German teacher knowing the Chinese guy was too proud was bothering him saying please say one word only one word...and a girl said leave him alone don't bother him ...happy to know you overcame the past

    • Zero Impetuous
      Zero Impetuous Tahun Yang lalu +3

      @Ken Kishi how long did it take for you to heal and get over the heartbreak? Asking for myself.

    • Christian Gifco
      Christian Gifco Tahun Yang lalu +3

      Them feels man, thanks for sharing!

  • loser
    loser 3 tahun yang lalu +294

    I don't know if I would call the leaning tower of Pisa a mistake when it's an 840 + year old engineering marvel that's in perfect condition.

    • J Hoang
      J Hoang 2 tahun yang lalu +4

      john guzmani Architectural marvel and engineering mistake.

    • JPGV
      JPGV 2 tahun yang lalu +2

      Engineering marvel or Architectural marvel?

    • yanma
      yanma 2 tahun yang lalu +2

      i am from Pisa, the tower was build over 200 years. i think the latest eng. did great given that location

    • Shannon oFARRELL
      Shannon oFARRELL 3 tahun yang lalu

      @SMENARD k

      SMENARD 3 tahun yang lalu +2

      @Shannon oFARRELL I don't get you

  • Jenasky Millan
    Jenasky Millan 2 tahun yang lalu +962

    0:08 he has sunglasses but decided to take it off and looked directly at the sun

  • Carrywater
    Carrywater 2 tahun yang lalu +111

    “We don’t make mistakes, we make happy accidents “ That lean has kept a million people year visiting Pisa. That’s a gansta lean.

  • Usman
    Usman 2 tahun yang lalu +4

    The point they missed here is that even if the lean angle is brought to zero, it will still not be straight. Reason; it was never built straight. Actually they tried to straightened it up during construction but tilting didn't stop and we got a wonder of the world.

  • D Hawthorne
    D Hawthorne 3 tahun yang lalu +4

    From the first depiction of the foundation, I figured the best solution would be to undermine the high side. Additionally, I would have gotten it down to between 2 and 3 degrees, installed friction piles for support then poured a cement slab under the tower to keep it in place.

    • Victor Hensel-Coe
      Victor Hensel-Coe Bulan Yang lalu

      @voidremoved Well then it's a good job you're not in charge of anything anywhere whatsoever and also do not live in Europe.

    • voidremoved
      voidremoved 4 bulan yang lalu

      I would have ripped it down and made a better one that isn't so boring and ugly

  • textmachine09
    textmachine09 2 tahun yang lalu +119

    I was about to comment "why not just dig the other side of the tower to balance the lean?" Good thing it did happen.

    • Ezra Kirkpatrick
      Ezra Kirkpatrick Tahun Yang lalu

      I thought that too. Also rigid hydraulic pressure on the low side. Most previous solutions seemed stupid to me as an engineer.

    • LittleKreeper
      LittleKreeper 2 tahun yang lalu +5

      @Esoc But they literally did that to fix it

    • Esoc
      Esoc 2 tahun yang lalu

      It's dangerous.

  • Purple Pussy
    Purple Pussy 2 tahun yang lalu +2

    When I first saw this in 1969, I didn't even want to step foot inside of it, to climb to the top! Shows you how pronounced, the lean, actually is!

  • kelash
    kelash 2 tahun yang lalu +7

    I visited the leaning tower.
    It was incredible.

  • ZNaar
    ZNaar 2 tahun yang lalu +8

    The main reason of this tower is titled due to :
    1.) Doing wrong site exploration
    2.) The footing was provided only 3m deep which is not sufficient for such a structure.
    3.) There was clay/silt beyond 4-5 m depth which cause heavy settlement....they just checked there is sand only but in deep there was silt and clay ....and we know clay cause larger settlement or say consolidation (primary+ Secondary) than that of sand due to presence of Mont-morillonite mineral present in.
    4.) There was a water table which they didn't recognize.
    Today my Teacher taught me bout this 😀
    Now this safe because on other side of tower there is heavily grouting
    This is the biggest mistake of Civil Engineering ☺️

  • Katelene A. Caacbay
    Katelene A. Caacbay 2 tahun yang lalu +3

    The last solution was brilliant. 🤣 It's like what my instructor always say, "the solution is very simple. Don't over think"

  • A G
    A G 2 tahun yang lalu +1

    Lol, I thought about their "brilliant solution" as soon as I saw their first attempt and I'm no engineer. I'm sure a ton of people also thought about digging the other side for balancing it hahaha

  • Susanna Torres
    Susanna Torres 11 bulan yang lalu

    To everyone saying that digging on the other side was your first thought: it was mine too, BUT there are other factors at play. I don't know a ton about it so I can't say for sure, but i assume the reason they didn't do this before was because of a lack of technology. To burrow into soil that has had a tower that heavy pressing down on it for that many centuries has to take an incredible amount of power--and, on top of that, to do it without destabilizing the tower with all the movement from said power. I don't know for sure, but i think it's a safe bet to say that the engineers weren't just plain stupid.
    I would be very interested in a follow up video on why nobody did this before!

  • mac daddy
    mac daddy Tahun Yang lalu +5

    Let me get this straight, we don't even have enough technology today to fill a pothole properly and yet we are criticizing how they built a tower that is still standing today. I don't think so.

  • Chris Nicula
    Chris Nicula 2 tahun yang lalu +3

    Sometimes it's our mistakes that make us great, it wouldn't be what it is if it wasn't doing it's own thing. All It needed was a little help from it's friends.

  • Unione🌟Italiana
    Unione🌟Italiana 7 bulan yang lalu

    One day in Rome I was approached by a couple of young south Americans that asked me if the tower of Pisa was far from there. Probably they didn't realize that "Pisa" was a town located in another place.

  • Andy
    Andy 2 tahun yang lalu +1

    Glad the engineers didn't cause too much damage in the process of trying to 'save' it. China tried that with their wall and it turned into a disaster, hope this tower will stand for many more generations to come.

  • Rubab Mubarrat
    Rubab Mubarrat Tahun Yang lalu

    They should dig another time underneath the higher side to make it 3°, otherwise any earthquake or natural disaster can crush this great tower down. The soil underneath the tower is ex-swamp region, so there must be a layer of semi solid soil that previously caused it to lean. Also it seems risky to go up in top of the tower, public access can be lethal if something wrong happens.

  • Anthony Rampolla
    Anthony Rampolla 2 tahun yang lalu +4

    Since the tower has been leaning on one side for so long, enough to stress the integrity of the stone walls. I am surprised they would let people inside of it after they corrected its lean. they stress of the past hundreds of years need to be accounted into the strength of the wall.

  • techracer2003
    techracer2003 Tahun Yang lalu

    If they only tied the idea that building on marshes with saturated soils is somewhat similar to building on weak soil made of clay, maybe they could have borrowed some of the ideas from the Venetians at the time using driven wood piles.

  • Aristo
    Aristo Tahun Yang lalu

    Sad truth is that the surounding buildings are in fact way more interesting but overlooked.

  • julieee f
    julieee f 3 tahun yang lalu +33

    That’s so insane. I didn’t know the story behind this... thank u for sharing

  • Horlicks ft. Bournvita
    Horlicks ft. Bournvita 2 tahun yang lalu +44

    "No one knows why it never collapsed"
    That's the unique thing about ancient engineers, modern one won't get it😊

    • Victor Hensel-Coe
      Victor Hensel-Coe Bulan Yang lalu

      @steft horman Technically it's a lagoon.

    • steft horman
      steft horman 2 tahun yang lalu

      @RbGr it's close enough. An the guy I was first replying to probably thought it was on the mainland.

    • RbGr
      RbGr 2 tahun yang lalu +1

      @steft horman That's why it is different from an ocean.

    • steft horman
      steft horman 2 tahun yang lalu

      @RbGr it's an sea, the Mediterranean sea.

    • RbGr
      RbGr 2 tahun yang lalu +2

      @steft horman Mediterraneo isn't an ocean

  • natchos m
    natchos m 2 tahun yang lalu +1

    I hate to admit it as an engineer but this isn't an architect's mistake. It's an engineer's mistake. The architect is not responsible for ground investigations (finding out how the ground behaves and its properties), a geotechnical engineer deals with these things.

  • Richard P
    Richard P Tahun Yang lalu

    I remember going up this in 1988. Weird feeling climbing the stairs.

  • Tech News
    Tech News 8 bulan yang lalu +1

    It's not mistake it's masterpiece😍

  • Jose
    Jose 2 tahun yang lalu +427

    Just fold a piece of paper and put it under it

    • poe63
      poe63 2 tahun yang lalu +2

      i feel like this was inspired from the top comment XD

    • 122 mm BR-471B Stalinium projectile
      122 mm BR-471B Stalinium projectile 2 tahun yang lalu +20

      @Mayank Verma well done, you got the joke...

    • Mayank Verma
      Mayank Verma 2 tahun yang lalu +4

      That's what you do for a wobbly table.

    • adi
      adi 2 tahun yang lalu +2

      some glue and you're good to go

  • Yahiko Tendo
    Yahiko Tendo 2 tahun yang lalu +5

    What I don't get is that, if it's leaning and has a chance of falling, why would you make it a tourist attraction? It's a danger. Why were they persuaded into keeping it there?

    • pippo pino
      pippo pino 7 bulan yang lalu +1

      Cause its not about to collapse... The tower Is safe... For now Its just leaning... If It keeps leaning more and more then It May collapse... The tower is one of the wonders of the modern world... In Italy we do not put down art that someday may or may not collapse ... here we try not to let them collapse ...

    • IvanPlayStation4LiFe
      IvanPlayStation4LiFe 2 tahun yang lalu

      for more than 100 years

  • Vatsal Chandra
    Vatsal Chandra 2 tahun yang lalu

    Look for the Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple, Varanasi, India as well.
    It goes more slant than the iconic leaning tower of Pisa.
    Sadly it didnt get the fame it deserved.
    Even the Indians dont know about it.😞

  • Supernova
    Supernova 2 tahun yang lalu

    Amazing! I can't to see it in person and go to the top even though I'm afraid of heights!

  • NJ Rob
    NJ Rob 2 tahun yang lalu

    The fact that they were able to build that tower already amazed me lol

    • Leonardo M
      Leonardo M Tahun Yang lalu

      Look at Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence. It was built in 1500 and it still the biggest bricks dome in the world. No one is and was better than the italians in engineering.

  • RYG
    RYG 2 tahun yang lalu

    Have they taken into account flexibility into calculation and with regard to cneter of mass?

  • MrDavidht
    MrDavidht 2 tahun yang lalu +1

    They should thank Professor John Burland of Imperial College who was behind the concept and supervised the removal of soil from beneath the foundation.

  • Gavin R
    Gavin R 2 tahun yang lalu +6

    Tower: leans
    Italy: Amazing. We must keep it for 100s of years

  • Wanderer
    Wanderer 10 bulan yang lalu

    Best informative video ever ...it provided everything I wanted to to ..thank you so much

  • olusaba Olukayode
    olusaba Olukayode 2 tahun yang lalu

    This is a challenge to physicists and engineers to show their skills.
    If nothing is done fast it will definitely collapse. If a committee was set up to find a solution it might have been saved.

  • Shaquille Myers
    Shaquille Myers 2 tahun yang lalu +7

    Who else thought about digging beneath the tower before they mentioned it?

  • Hexinoxc2ab mOmonga
    Hexinoxc2ab mOmonga Tahun Yang lalu +2

    i can imagine how this tower rolls its eyeballs mocking these poor engineers lol

  • Στάθης Κιούσης
    Στάθης Κιούσης 3 tahun yang lalu +1

    Pisa actualy was a very ancient city in Peloponese,part of witch was Olympia.The citizens
    of Pisa were traditionaly Judjes and officials at the Olympics.Italian Pisa was a colony.

    • Leonardo David 28
      Leonardo David 28 2 tahun yang lalu

      As was Naples, Calabria, Palermo... still we had a little (altough much less) influence on u guys too, Santorini together with many others for example.
      But we also took Byzantium, a mere town, and made into the city that it became, Constantinople.

  • Liane Cajipe
    Liane Cajipe 2 tahun yang lalu +141

    Nice to know I wasn’t the only big mistake.

    • hans
      hans Tahun Yang lalu +1

      No you're not a mistake. Smile to whatever make you sad, be grateful to everything you've got. Keep on smiling. There are more that are living in their worst nightmare. Try to help one of them and it will bring joy to your soul. 🍕🧋

    • Romans 5:8
      Romans 5:8 Tahun Yang lalu +1

      @Liane Cajipe I’m sorry I’m a year late to see this , I hope you don’t still feel this way. I don’t know you, but I know you weren’t a mistake. God created you, and Jesus died for you. Psalm 27:10 says “Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.”

    • Σκοτώνω Χαρά
      Σκοτώνω Χαρά Tahun Yang lalu


    • Rowoki •
      Rowoki • 2 tahun yang lalu +2

      @brae_jordann lmfao I hate these r/woosh's

    • brae_jordann
      brae_jordann 2 tahun yang lalu +1

      Looks like this "Solar System" guy deleted his comment

  • Tri Pham
    Tri Pham Tahun Yang lalu

    Maybe it can change the direction of incline and could be called floating foundation design to respond to earth change to reduce extreme change

  • Anonymouse aka Darrell
    Anonymouse aka Darrell 18 hari yang lalu

    It is not a mistake, we were meant to find it, learn from it, and continue forward into the future while being able to look at our past as humanity.

  • Ahmed Boussabeh
    Ahmed Boussabeh 2 tahun yang lalu

    my idea, they could make the tower back to it's vertical position , but the government didn't like the plan , cz all tourist came for the piza as a tourist attraction . difference is crucial !

  • Nytrex _YT
    Nytrex _YT 2 tahun yang lalu +16

    The tower of pisa is like a tower falling down but the speed is -300

  • TheTMFD
    TheTMFD 21 jam yang lalu

    With all the amazing architecture in the area, you would think they would know how to fix it. Maybe that’s more lost knowledge..😢

  • ImpaledBerry
    ImpaledBerry 2 tahun yang lalu +2

    it was on a tilt, so the center of mass is slightly more away from the circular bottom, I say it would collapse at 5.8° - 6.1°

  • Vlad The Impaler
    Vlad The Impaler 4 bulan yang lalu +1

    Structural Engineering Masterpiece

  • Jithz George Paulsson
    Jithz George Paulsson 2 tahun yang lalu

    Lol my first thought was your final idea. To dig under the other side. You guys definitely need some good engineers.

  • dio narap
    dio narap 2 tahun yang lalu

    There are 2 other leaning towers in Pisa: S. Nicola and S. Michele degli Scalzi!
    We are masters in amazing architectural mistakes!

  • vashantir
    vashantir 2 tahun yang lalu

    If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it. Heck i believe that was probably the original designer's plan, but when everyone else began to mess with ti... made things bad. heck I think Pisa is gonna continue to be there after we all are long gone.

  • Andie
    Andie 2 tahun yang lalu +8

    No cap, the first solution I though of would be to dig under the higher part slowly and gravity readjust it. Idk wtf all the other engineer were doing by using liquid nitrogen, steel cables, and cement. Literally the definition of over-engineering.

    • Chris Lockard
      Chris Lockard Tahun Yang lalu

      And they actually did dig watch the video again.

    • Chris Lockard
      Chris Lockard Tahun Yang lalu +1

      Its common when drilling because when you dig it starts getting water inside the hole youre drilling so liquid nitrogen freezes the water.

  • Mr.    •.•
    Mr. •.• 2 tahun yang lalu

    I wonder how much time and money it would take to catalog all the stones and disassemble and reassemble after completing a new base less comfortable.

  • Brayden Shanga
    Brayden Shanga Tahun Yang lalu +1

    Engineers: *expecting tower to fall*
    Leaning tower of Pisa: I can, but I won’t

  • marvin silverman
    marvin silverman Tahun Yang lalu

    the leaning tower is a true challenge for modern ingeneers

  • Zehraa Haji2000
    Zehraa Haji2000 6 bulan yang lalu

    The engineering is giant♥️🥰😍

  • Craig Ross
    Craig Ross Tahun Yang lalu

    The whole thing needs to be effectively put into a bowl through earth removal. That are you did proper foundations, take it down, and rebuild it.

  • Katerina Kouzalou
    Katerina Kouzalou 2 tahun yang lalu +1

    The towel of pisa is historical they have to save but its also catastrophic

  • vvp
    vvp 2 tahun yang lalu +3

    The final solution they came up with was the first solution I thought of. Lol.

  • Vittalanand
    Vittalanand 2 tahun yang lalu

    Till the center of gravity falls within middle third of the base the tower is unlkely to fall. unless the base opposite to leanining side is secured by anchoring with firm ground.

  • Jay Mortality
    Jay Mortality 2 tahun yang lalu +614

    *its never collapsed*
    Earthquake: hold my beer

    • Rubab Mubarrat
      Rubab Mubarrat Tahun Yang lalu

      hold my lava*

    • ATOMIC
      ATOMIC Tahun Yang lalu

      dont jinx it

    • marco
      marco Tahun Yang lalu

      it is presumed to have withstood about 1227 earthquakes and the bombing of the Americans in the Second World War which however destroyed 60% of the ancient heritage of the city of Pisa

    • Smoke Weed Everyday
      Smoke Weed Everyday 2 tahun yang lalu +1

      @Jayy ok

    • Jayy
      Jayy 2 tahun yang lalu

      Smoke Weed Everyday look at ya name nigga. You weird asshit

  • V3ntilator
    V3ntilator 7 bulan yang lalu

    When i were in Tuscany, Pisa Tower were almost the only thing i skipped as it's nothing special. There is many leaning towers around the planet.

  • Risky Phala
    Risky Phala 2 tahun yang lalu +2

    The funny thing is some old engendering are abandoned or we have forgotten bout them but but this one is still standing

  • DemonCore44
    DemonCore44 2 tahun yang lalu +6

    Lol at the start of the video I was like “why not just dig a bit out on the other side and let it fall back” guess I shoulda Been an engineer

  • Anas Saifi
    Anas Saifi Tahun Yang lalu +1

    Engineering fail or masterpiece❤

  • Crow
    Crow 2 tahun yang lalu

    Humans are interesting. For some reason instead of fixing it fully or tearing it down, we make sure that it is still leaning but not too much.

  • Adrian
    Adrian 2 tahun yang lalu

    Been there, find the tower gets too much attention compared to what is around it

  • Aiman Steele
    Aiman Steele 3 tahun yang lalu +649

    Any History lovers? High five!

    WANI SHAFIQAH BINTI MD SHAZALY 2 tahun yang lalu +56

    Tower of Pisa : not famous
    Leaning Tower of Pisa : famous
    Wth is this?

    • Reckless
      Reckless 2 tahun yang lalu +5

      Some quality has to stand out. Then only it will be popular.

  • Cali Latin
    Cali Latin 2 tahun yang lalu +2

    I Wonder what would happen if everyone jump the same time on that tilted tower :)

  • Deni
    Deni Tahun Yang lalu

    I am not kidding. My first idea was to dig the soil out on the other side to level it. Guess I am engineer

  • Jephine Joe
    Jephine Joe 2 tahun yang lalu

    The leaning tower of pisa is a miracle because it is in the field of miracles

  • fimbles101
    fimbles101 2 tahun yang lalu

    Its quite aa simple fix in reality, Lots of scaffold, Jacks and underpinninig would straighten her right up. The issue is you WANT it to lean at an angle its not designed for to keep the tourists/money coming in. Who wants to visit just the tower of pisa after all?

  • Randy Belen
    Randy Belen 2 tahun yang lalu

    I kept of wondering what would happen if the tower fell while people were being interviewed

  • Marvin the Maniac
    Marvin the Maniac 3 tahun yang lalu +3

    How close has the tower gotten to falling over??

    • Victor Hensel-Coe
      Victor Hensel-Coe Bulan Yang lalu +1

      They say in the video that it actually got past it's center of mass and _should_ have actually fallen over in the early 1990s

  • Ross Potter
    Ross Potter Tahun Yang lalu

    Quick thought.. couldn't the have fixed the lean completely? I guess noone would visit a Plumb Tower of Pisa?

  • Taco
    Taco 4 bulan yang lalu

    Amazing it took all these years for the simplest of solutions. Dig under it lol

  • John Levine
    John Levine 2 tahun yang lalu

    Fixing it entirely would reduce tourism a lot

  • Jacob Snowhill
    Jacob Snowhill 2 tahun yang lalu

    Climbing that thing is so trippy it feels like ur going down

  • ad1das97
    ad1das97 Tahun Yang lalu +4

    They will never perfectly remove the lean otherwise it will not stay famous.

    • Robin Dabank
      Robin Dabank 11 bulan yang lalu

      Yeah it’s name would change and I think the only reason we know about it even when we were kids is because of its title leaning

  • Tushar Das
    Tushar Das Tahun Yang lalu

    That's how a mistake becomes a wonder. (Sometimes)

  • FIST AwM
    FIST AwM Tahun Yang lalu

    When it falls(if it does)
    they should leave the remains and ruins as it is

  • Tlot Pwist
    Tlot Pwist 11 bulan yang lalu

    "Funziona e basta"
    ~ Toddo Howardini, architect

  • Lindsay Hengehold
    Lindsay Hengehold 4 bulan yang lalu

    Love Discovery UK & the leaning tower of Pisa

  • Un- Deniable
    Un- Deniable 2 tahun yang lalu

    Did anything happen to the architect when it was finished?

  • R J
    R J Tahun Yang lalu

    we have 9th century engineering of 217 feet ( 66 meters ) tall Arunachalam temple in India,

  • Matt Sprayberry
    Matt Sprayberry Tahun Yang lalu

    Also I bet someone with no engineering background came up with the idea to take dirt out from one side and have it settled back down and then engineers took the credit for it

    • Victor Hensel-Coe
      Victor Hensel-Coe Bulan Yang lalu

      I bet that everyone who ever saw this structure including engineers had the same idea.
      You don't even take into account how much fantastic engineering you have used in your life - it's literally only 1% that sticks out such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

  • Steve m
    Steve m 2 tahun yang lalu +1

    I think some exsposives would fix the whole problem

  • ghostQpid
    ghostQpid Tahun Yang lalu +1

    I've always thought it was built that way... lol

  • Jeb Broham
    Jeb Broham 2 tahun yang lalu

    Eventually it'll reach a degree of tilt that sends it past the point of no return and it will collapse. The fact this hasn't happened yet after 8 centuries is beyond impressive. Even the great Cathedral of Notre Dame finally met it's end, and I'm blessed to say I saw it in it's full original glory just before the fire destroyed it while on deployment in the Navy. This tower however, is something entirely different in its own right. The Italians know how to make quality structures that can stand the test of time for many, many centuries. After all, they have their Roman ancestors and their achievements to thank for that.

  • Gifta Eveline
    Gifta Eveline Tahun Yang lalu

    I think without mistakes there is no success and the life is not beautiful, because don't forget, some mistakes are beautiful like this tower😄.

  • Bomm Tatak
    Bomm Tatak 2 tahun yang lalu

    I’m having anxiety watching it lean.