Damn Straight! Leaning Tower Stabilized

Tower shored up for at least another 300 years
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2008 3:06 AM CDT
Damn Straight! Leaning Tower Stabilized
"Now we can say that the tower can rest easy for at least 300 years," said the leader of a team that worked for over a decade to stop the Leaning Tower of Pisa from leaning any further.   ((c) ximenatapia)

Italian engineers have stabilized the leaning Tower of Pisa, safeguarding it from toppling over for at least another 300 years, the Times of London reports. The famously off-kilter tower began tilting shortly after construction started in 1173, and was in danger of falling. Engineers didn't try to straighten it completely, as Benito Mussolini once dictated, but succeeded in getting it back to its 19th century angle. (More Italy stories.)

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