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Florence, Italy: Giotto's Tower from the Cathedral Dome. The Gitto's Tower is a free-standing campanile that is part of the complex of buildings that make up Florence Cathedral on the Duomo square. This slender structure stands on a square plan with a side of 14.45 meters. It attains a height of 84.7 meters sustained by four polygonal buttresses at the corners. These four vertical lines are crossed by four horizontal lines, dividing the tower in five levels. On the death in 1302 of Arnolfo di Cambio, the first Master of the Works of the Cathedral, and after an interruption of more than thirty years, the celebrated painter Giotto di Bondone was nominated as his successor in 1334.