The Leaning Tower Of Pisa Is Losing Its Lean

So is it just 'The Tower of Pisa'?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is internationally famous as the high-rise, cylindrical building on a risky angle.

According to the Tower's surveillance group however, it has never become sturdier. In fact, the famous building is "stable and very slowly reducing its lean".

The tall, white landmark has actually been straightened a full four centimetres in the past 20 years the team told the BBC. This correction has been attributed to restoration work done on the building.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is leaning less. Image: Getty Images.

But things weren't always so steady for the Tower.

Back in 1990, the landmark was closed to visitors after serious fears it would topple over all together. It was leaning 4.5 metres from the vertical at the time.

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Work was done between 1993 and 2001 to stabilise the famous building, and it really seems to have worked.

Image: Getty Images

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