On this day: St Mark’s Campanile Collapsed

Monday, 14th July 2014 by

On July 14, 1902, after a couple of weeks of ominous cracking, St Mark’s Campanile in Venice collapsed. Apparently the caretaker’s cat was the only victim of the building’s failure. Council swiftly approved funds to rebuild the tower, which opened – with additional fortifications to prevent a repeat collapse – ten years later.