For Sale is a Full Page removed from "The Sphere, February 4th, 1905," showing the Following Two Photographs for "Rebuilding The Campanile at Venice," which is "To Rest on Three Thousand Piles."
a- The Old Campanile before the Fall. b- Driving the Piles for the New Campanile which is to Replace the Fallen Tower.
The Foundations of the new Campanile at Venice are being strengthened by masses of piles driven deep into the mud on which the fairy city of Venice is built. In all 3,076 beams measuring about 12 ft. in length have been driven into the mud as shown here. The heads of the piles, some square and others round, have now been covered with a special cement. The exterior of the ancient foundation is being renewed with blocks of marble. It is expected that the rebuilding of the masonry will begin in the spring. The whole of Venice rests upon piles driven into the insecure foundation of mud. The previous Campanile, which fell on July 14, 1902, was first built in A.D. 888 and reconstructed about 1329.