Turnpike Toscana | Artist - James Straffon. Installed August 2013

Tuscan hills roll in downtown Tottenham.

Completed in 1372, the famous Torre pendente di Pisa, or Leaning Tower of Pisa, leans at a precarious 5.5 degrees. Taking nearly 200 years to complete, this freestanding bell tower is rumoured to be the product of Guglielmo and Bonanno Pisano. With the builder most probably Diotisalvi of Pisa.

With a mere 3-metre foundation, the tower is 55.86 metres from the ground on the low side, and 56.70 metres on the high side, meaning the top of the bell tower is nearly four metres off vertical.

Artwork created by James Straffon

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