Monday, September 25

Why is the leaning tower of Pisa no more that “leaning”?


The Leaning Tower of Pisa, is a historical monument known for its perfect lean. The 57 meters high tower tilted perfectly until now. The experts say that it is now becoming straight and losing its perfect tilt!

The team that tends to monitor the restoration work at the leaning tower of Pisa: The tower’s Surveillance Group, also said that the tower is slowly and gradually losing its lean. Over the past two decades it has straightened up by 4 cm.

Professor Salvatore Settis exclaimed that it is as though the tower is going reverse in its age, like 2 centuries back.

The leaning tower of Pisa has always been the favorite tourist’s attraction. The landmark structure has a great number of visitors every day. Only once it was closed for public when the experts feared that it might fall due to its extreme tilt-ness. This was back in 1990 when the tower leaned by 4.5m.

From 1993-2001, an international committee headed by a Polish expert, Prof Michele Jamiolkowski, was given task to look after its tilt and work upon it to restore it. The team was able to correct its tilt by 45cm. Such a slight stability came with a heavy cost of £200 million.

Well, you never know it might as well not remain leaning anymore! Yet, it is viewed that the engineers will try their best to restore the perfect tilt.

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