The Leaning Tower of Pisa stays up for the same reason it leans

The Leaning Tower of Pisa stays up for the same reason it leans

Earthquakes, Mussolini, two hundred years of construction misadventures—the Leaning Tower of Pisa has kept standing through it all. New research from a European team of engineers sheds light on why: Though the tower’s signature lean is the result of an interaction between its foundation and the too-soft soil it stands in, that interaction has also kept it up in the most perilous of situations.

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