Down-to-earth angle on leaning tower
Thursday 17 September 1992
When the tower was built, the hill had been flattened and the channel which flowed near by had silted up but the silt was not as firm as the core of what had been the hill. 'When they built the tower they put it, without knowing it, on a hillside,' said Mr Pierotti. 'At that time the hill was invisible because the actual surface of the land was flat . . . If we do not do something . . . the whole base will continue to slide down the hillside until the tower collapses.'
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