chapter  2
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A first insight into towers’ behaviour: Geotechnical and structural mechanisms, leaning instability, long-term behaviour

WithA. Flora, R. Lancellotta, D. Sabia, C. Viggiani

There is an unbelievable number and variety of towers in the ancient and recent history of humankind: from the mythical tower of Babel, erected by Nebuchadnezzar in the 6th century bc, and the lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the antiquity, to the Eiffel Tower, the Burj Khalifa and other skyscrapers, the modern towers for communication.