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Leaning Tower of Pisa sealed off over fears it could collapse

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Bologna’s leaning Century Garisenda tower sealed off by police over fears it could collapse

Bologna’s leaning Century Garisenda tower has been sealed off by police, following fears that it could collapse.

The 154-foot tower is the counterpart to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and now has a 16-foot barrier erected around it (estimated to cost £3.7 million) to prevent any debris causing damage or injury.

It first closed in October after sensors detected it had begun to lean, however, the council are now dubbing the situation ‘critical’.

A civil protection plan to preserve buildings nearby is now in place.

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