Leaning Tower of Pisa ‘now leaning less’

Cathedral, and Tower of Pisa
The cathedral, with the Leaning Tower of Pisa Image: José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro (wikimedia)

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is known worldwide for its precarious tilt – but now experts have revealed it’s going straight. The 57m (186ft) medieval monument has been straightened by 4cm (1.5in) over the past two decades, the team said. An international committee led by Prof Michele Jamiolkowski, a Polish expert, worked to stabilise it between 1993 and 2001. By the end, the tilt had been corrected by 45cm, at a cost of £200m.

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