Il restauro della Torre di Pisa: quando il cantiere convive con la fruizione del monumento
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The restoration of the Pisa tower: when working site and tourism coexist
The peculiar condition of the leaning tower of Pisa has always influenced the way of reading the monument, encouraging innovative intervention solutions such as the sub-excavations performed in order to reduce the inclination of the structure. Even in facing the restoration of the stone surface, an approach involving the traditional scaffolding appeared to be inadequate due to base loads evidently incompatible with the delicate static equilibrium of the tower as well as the complete external covering of the structure obscuring its sight for almost a two-year period. The suggested solution consisted in the development of the restoration operations by slots corrisponding to the architectural orders of the tower through the realization of comfortable horizontal work surfaces and the limitation of the tilting moment caused by eccentricity.
Such a solution resulted in the minimisation of the visual impact of the scaffolding and the possibility for tourists to visit the monument.