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The Leaning Tower of Pisa



The Leaning Tower of Pisa

How is it still standing?

Have you ever wondered why the Leaning Tower of Pisa is still standing? Join us at the IIC on January 22, 2015 for an engaging and enlightening lecture by the two leading experts of the Tower’s restoration project. Prof. Michele Jamiolkowski and Prof. Carlo Viggiani will talk about the history of the building and the recent efforts and feats of engineering to stabilize the Tower. Thursday, January 22, 2015 6:30pm Italian Cultural Institute 814 Montgomery Street, San Francisco Register here for the lecture. SEE IT LIVE! The talk will be streamed live here.For those who wish to see the video after the event, please begin around the 2:58 mark. If the video doesn't play properly in Firefox, please try Internet Explorer.---------------------------------------------------------------Lecture in Berkeley: Wednesday, 21 January, 5-6:30 PM, Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, UC Berkeley. For those closer to the East Bay, the two professors will talk about the same project at UC Berkeley. Please visit this page for complete information. --------------------------------------------------------------Art competition for high school pupils: The Società Storica Pisana (Pisa’s History Society, Italy) invites classes in grades 9 to 12 from high schools in San Francisco and New York to submit original artwork inspired (in terms of similitude or contrast) by the architectural style known as “Pisan Romanesque”. Find out more on this page. The IIC and the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco will host a presentation of this competition on the 25th of February. It will be at the IIC at 5:30 PM. Please click here for more information.--------------------------------------------------------------- SEE THE TOWER FOR YOURSELF! A ten-foot scale model of the Tower, hand-crafted out of alabaster by the artisans of Volterra, in Tuscany, will make its US debut, courtesy of the City of Pisa and the Pisa Chamber of Commerce. The sculpture will be on display at the Westfield Mall as a part of a month-long promotion, which includes B2B events, lectures, and a school contest. January 10 - February 5, 2015 (Please note the date change)Westfield Mall, 4th Floor Rotunda 865 Market Street, San Francisco


Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015

Entrance : Free