The Leaning Tower of Pisa is Now Leaning Little Less

If you are afraid that The Leaning Tower of Pisa might lean all the way to the ground before you get a chance to visit it, don't worry. According to the official report from the engineers that take care of this famous tower, the building is leaning less these days. An inch-and-a-half less (1.2 centimeters) than it leaned 20 years ago, to be exact.

This is the result of efforts by a group of engineers, who worked for the previous two decades in order to try and stabilize The Leaning Tower of Pisa and stop it from leaning.  If the tower continues to straighten itself at this pace, it should be completely straight in several thousands of years.

Tower of Pisa started leaning during its construction in 1173 due to the inadequate foundation. The tilting continued even after the tower was completed in 1372, and it didn't stop until the city's authorities decided to do something about it in a late 20th century. Thanks to its "leaning" appearance, the Tower of Pisa became a touristic attraction, and more than one million people visit it each year.

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