When the third tier was completed—about five years into the project—progress stopped on the building. Nearly a hundred years later, construction resumed. The architect could have felt vindicated had he known. And, he could feel most proud now because the structure is known worldwide—over 800 years later.
Two important facts sometimes get overlooked because of the tilt of the building. A lot of care has been taken to keep the structure standing, and the design is beautiful.
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