Pisa's leaning tower safe for 300 years: expert
Philip Pullella, Reuters
Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2008
ROME - The leaning tower of Pisa has been successfully stabilized and is out of danger for at least 300 years, said an engineer who has been monitoring the iconic Italian tourist attraction.
"All of our expectations have been confirmed," Professor Michele Jamiolkowski, an engineer and geologist, was quoted as telling Italy's leading newspaper, Corriere della Sera.
The tower's tilt of about four meters off the vertical has remained stable in recent years, after a big engineering project that ended in 2001 corrected its lean by about 40 centimeters from where it was in 1990 when the project began.