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The latest on the Leaning Tower of Pisa(not sports but interesting)

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: Built in the 12th century, The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a popular tourist stop, but you can expect less lean after some modern engineering

AT NEARLY 850 YEARS OLD -- THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA HAS BAFFLED VISITORS FOR CENTURIES.

BUT NEW DATA SHOWS -- THE FAMOUS ITALIAN MONUMENT IS ACTUALLY STRAIGHTENING...A BIT.

THE TOWER LOST FOUR CENTIMETERS OF ITS TILT OVER THE PAST 17 YEARS.

BUT THIS WASN'T BY CHANCE.

ENGINEERS ACTUALLY WANTED TO TAKE AWAY SOME OF ITS ICONIC APPEAL.

A PROFESSOR WHO LEADS A SURVEILLANCE GROUP FOR THE TOWER SAYS SAND AND CLAY SOIL ON THE TOWER'S NORTH SIDE WAS REMOVED TO HELP BALANCE THE WEIGHT OF THE STRUCTURE.

NOW IT'S TILT IS ABOUT THE SAME AS IT WAS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 19TH CENTURY.

SO WHILE THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA MIGHT HAVE "LESS LEAN" -- ENGINEERS EXPECT IT TO STILL BE STANDING FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 200 YEARS.

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