Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa Ever Fall?

Construction on the tower began in 1173 and it started listing soon after as it settled on soft soil. Over the centuries labourers and engineers tried to compensate for the lean but none of the measures succeeded . In 1990 the tower was closed to the public when a similarly constructed tower in Pavia collapsed. An international team devised a plan that included steel bands and lead weights and extracting soil from beneath the tower's northern foundation. It appears to have worked, at least for the time being. Engineers predict the structure will remain stable for at least another 200 years.

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If it were to fall, all those people would have to admit they're really doing Tai Chi.

And Caleb, buy a dictionary or use an online one next time.
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Ya know, like, the statue of liberty, or.... the empire state building. I have a fear of falling, and i was just wondering about this, Cause it would suck. thanks in advance!
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