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Leaning Tower of Pisa And the Foundation Allegory

Leaning Tower of Pisa And the Foundation Allegory | Sophie | Scoop.it

I just stumbled upon this on Wikipedia and started to laugh.  It's a simple allegory of how startups can fail, or even long-standing organizations, if they haven't spent enough time on their foundations. The tower leans a mere 4 degrees (or 4.4% of 90 degrees) but that small error makes the structure unsound and unusable for its original purpose. "The tower began to sink after construction had progressed to the second floor in 1178. This was due to a mere three-metre foundation, set in weak, unstable subsoil, a design that was flawed from the beginning."


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The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy remodeled in ArchiCAD 16

The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, first modeled with native ArchiCAD building elements, then rotated with the help of the new MORPH Tool to reflect historical authenticity...


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Leaning Tower of Pisa And the Foundation Allegory

Leaning Tower of Pisa And the Foundation Allegory | Sophie | Scoop.it

I just stumbled upon this on Wikipedia and started to laugh.  It's a simple allegory of how startups can fail, or even long-standing organizations, if they haven't spent enough time on their foundations. The tower leans a mere 4 degrees (or 4.4% of 90 degrees) but that small error makes the structure unsound and unusable for its original purpose. "The tower began to sink after construction had progressed to the second floor in 1178. This was due to a mere three-metre foundation, set in weak, unstable subsoil, a design that was flawed from the beginning."


Via Bill Palladino - MLUI
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