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The leaning Bell Tower of Santo Stefano, Venice

The leaning Bell Tower of Santo Stefano, Venice

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The leaning Bell Tower of Santo Stefano, Venice

Campanile di San Stefano (St. Stephen's Belfry), this late Renaissance bell tower was erected in 1544; it was struck by lightning on 7th August 1585 and collapsed onto nearby houses with the bells having been melted. Replacements bells came from England, where Catholic churches were being stripped under Elizabeth I. The "leaning" is said to be caused by problems in the basements of the tower - they are shallow, their original wooden piles are probably in bad shape, and moreover the tower was built on a composition of several unconsolidated and waterlogged coastal sediments. The Tower was rebuilt in 17th and 18th centuries and the base was reinforced in 1902-1906 due to an earthquake in 1902. The tower is tilted more than 200 cm from its own vertical axis, so now the tower is under electronic monitoring to help control the structure.

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