Minaret of Jam Ghor, Afghanistan
It was built in 1194 and the 65-meter-high minaret is surrounded by mountains up to 2400 m. Structure; It has a reputation for its indented stones, its outer cover and its stones decorated with kufic and nesi manuscripts, geometric designs and verses of the Qur’an. The structure is bent because the ground beneath it is full of water and cannot provide enough bearing power. The two mountain passes, and rivers intersect in the area where the minaret is built.
Minaret of The Great Mosque of Al-Nuri Mosul, Iraq
The mosque of Mosul was built in 1172 with the order of Nureddin Mahmud Zengi, which gave the building its name. It was demolished in 2017.
Leaning Tower of Suurhusen, Germany
This tower holds the Guinness world record as the world’s most accidentally leaning building. It was built in the middle ages on a marshy ground. Due to the structure of the land, the builders achieved balance by embedding oak trees in the ground before the foundations of the building were laid. The building remained bent for centuries. However, with the drainage of the water in the surrounding areas in the 18th century, the oak trees in the foundation dried up and caused the tower to bend.
Leaning Tower of Zaragoza, Spain
Immediately after it was built in 1504, the 80-meter-high tower began to bend. It is thought that the building was rushed to finish quickly, and that bending was due to this reason. Although efforts were made to prevent the tower from tilting in 1878, it was destroyed by a municipal decision in 1892 due to the danger it posed.
The Leaning Tower of Bad Frankenhausen, Germany
It is a 56-meter-high church tower. The tower began to bend due to the underground structure of the region, which was the ocean millions of years ago.
The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan, Malaysia
It was built in 1885. The building, originally designed as a tank for storing drinking water for city residents, caused the clock tower to be added on it in the following period and 2 times the size of a huge clock structure. The tower was built with wood and brick, which was not strong enough to lift the weight of the water tank. Soil is extremely soft for such a heavy structure. The tower started to lean to the left due to these two factors and the added clock tower.
Due Torri Bologna, Italy
Both towers were built in the 12th century. It got the name of the families that financed the construction of the towers. While the structures were primarily built for offensive and defensive purposes, it was also a way for families to show the size of their wealth. The political environment in bologna was tense at that time. The city was divided into two rival groups: guelphs and ghibellins. guelphs supported the pope and ghibellins supported the roman emperor. This caused many rival families to build towers to strengthen their control areas. Hundreds of towers have been built, but only asinelli and garisenda have become so popular as they become slanted over time, both with a higher slope than the leaning tower of Pisa. garisenda tower is the most leaning tower in Italy.
Huzhu Pagoda Shanghai, China
It was built in 1079 by General Zhou Wenda to store five buddha sculptures from the emperor song gaozong. It began to bend immediately after construction. The condition of the building and the slope worsened due to a fire that broke out after the cartridges launched during a festivity held in 1788 hit the tower. The slope got worse in the 19th century when some peasants dug pits over rumors that gold was buried at the bottom of the tower. Today, the tower has almost twice the slope of the leaning tower.
Oldehove Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Its construction started in 1529, but after the building began to lie sideways, the construction was stopped in 1533. The contractor Jacob van aken tried to fix the situation but was not successful. The tower has been used as a store, watch tower and observation center until today. It is now a touristic center.
Leaning Tower of Torun, Poland
The leaning tower in Torun was built in the 14th century as part of the city walls. The tower has three walls. One side was left without walls to allow ammunition to be moved more easily to the upper floor. The building began to bend in the middle ages. The tower began to bend as it was built on a sandy soil.