365 Days of Art: February 27 – Italy Requests Aid for Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

February 27, 1964

The government of Italy requested aid in preventing the Tower of Pisa from falling over, as the slant of the famously leaning tower had continued to grow over the years. It was considered important to stop subsequent leaning while retaining the current tilt; it wouldn’t do for this tourist attraction to suddenly stand straight up and down.