The Leaning Tower of Pisa is Steadily 'Straightening'

by Sheela Philomena on  August 13, 2013 at 4:42 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Recent reports say that the Leaning Tower of Pisa is continuing its steady return to "straightness".
 The Leaning Tower of Pisa is Steadily 'Straightening'
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is Steadily 'Straightening'

An annual report released by the official surveillance group in charge of monitoring the famously tilting structure has revealed that the tower has recovered roughly 2.5 centimeters (almost one inch) of its vertical incline between 2001 and 2013, the Huffington Post reported.

Since 1992, the vertical inclination of the tower has moved from 4.5 meters to 4.1.

Several "rescue" interventions- some of which were underground- were conducted to stabilize the tower and the researchers were able to achieve a 2.5-centimeter decrease over the last decade.

The slight progress has allowed the tower to retain its popular modifier and experts say that it can now be considered safe for the next two to three centuries.

Source: ANI

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