Lean­ing Tower of Pisa con­tin­ues long path to­ward ver­ti­cal

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The Lean­ing Tower of Pisa isn’t lean­ing so much any­more. Af­ter more than two decades of ef­forts to straighten it, en­gi­neers say the famed Tus­can bell tower has re­cov­ered 1.57 inches more and is in bet­ter struc­tural health than pre­dicted. The 12th-cen­tury tower re­opened to the pub­lic in 2001 af­ter be­ing closed for more than a decade to let work­ers re­duce its slant.

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