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Leaning Tower of Nevyansk, Nevyansk

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The Leaning Tower of Nevyansk is a tower in the town of Nevyansk in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, built in the 18th century. Its construction was funded by Peter the Great’s associate and a famous Russian manufacturer Akinfiy Demidov (son of the rich Russian industrialist Nikita Demidov).The height of the tower is 57.5m from the ground and the base is 9.5m square. According to recent measurements, the deviation of the top part of the tower from a right angle is currently 2.20m. There is still no evidence to this day as to when exactly the Nevyansk Tower was constructed. Russian historians believe that it was built between 1721 and 1745. Also, there is no information about the architect of this unique edifice. The Weather Channel has stated that it was built circa 1732.The purpose of the towerHistorians are still debating about the exact purpose of the Nevyansk Tower. Some say that Demidov used it as a "bank safe", others believe it was either a watchtower, or a belltower, or a prison, or even a laboratory for conducting chemical experiments and producing counterfeit money. Some historians think that the tower was supposed to embody the might of the Demidov family and serve as some sort of an architectural symbol of their dynasty.
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  • According to the story the Guide Tower it is sloping, rather than falling. I.e. so and was built, and why is anyone's guess. And watches and vane are running, which would not be in the case of "the fall". With the Tower involves a lot of mysteries and legends, which tell. A very interesting place to visit is mandatory.
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  • 13.08.2016 со сборной группой туристов (организованно, из другого города) приехали на Праздник "День Башни" в г. Невьянск. На Урале мы не гости, живем на расстоянии примерно 150 км от Невьянска, но да...  read more »
  • Not been leaning, but this is quite interesting! If you are travelling from ECX to the North, be sure to visit!
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