The Tower in Pisa leaning back

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Leaning Tower of Pisa Leaning Tower of Pisa By Yair Haklai (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Licence

The Tower is slowly de-leaning

The famous tower decreased it's lean by approx. 2,5 cm in the last 12 years says the yearly report by the group in charge of monitoring the monument. It is a big step in preserving the Tower which should be safe for the next 200-300 years.

The tower straightened up for approx. 40 cm from 1992. due to "saving" interventions, writes the Huffington Post. The first one included strapping the Tower with 18 steel cables followed by replacement of concrete blocks under the tower. Te last intervention consisted of digging the ground under the foundations of the Tower, letting it sink a bit deeper, thus decreasing its pitch. 

Nevertheless, all those actions are performed to keep the Tower from crumbling down. The tilt will still remain as it is a characteristic for which the Tower is known worldwide.

Last modified on Saturday, 07 September 2013 09:03



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