Why Doesn’t The Leaning Tower Of Pisa Fall Over?

With all the flooding, I think this may add to that tilt.

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The tower of Pisa has been leaning for over 800 years. In 1990, engineers projected that the tower would topple if it reached an angle of 5.44 degrees— and the structure was still leaning at 5.5. What gives the tower its infamous tilt, and why hasn’t it collapsed yet?

Via – TED-Ed

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  1. After several centuries and many generations, we’ve all gotten used to it being that way and probably don’t give it a second thought. But now that you mention it…..

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  2. Perhaps no-one pushed it in the right place.

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  3. it hasn’t yet…but it will..
    Leslie

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