Leaning Tower of Pisa to lose its lean

Fixing the Leaning TowerThe Italian government has revealed that the Leaning Tower of Pisa is going to be returned to its originally-intended vertical glory. Announcing the $43 million project, Irma  Joken of The Revival in Pisa’s Edifices  (TRIPE) commented how delighted she was that her 4-year campaign to remove the 5.5 degree lean on the tower was finally becoming a reality. Some locals have opposed the decision to remove the tower’s disinctive slant, expressing concerns that it might be damaging to  Pisa’s thriving tourist industry, but the project has now officially been given the green light. It  will take  12 months to  finish the work,  and a grand completion ceremony is already scheduled for the morning of 1st April 2009.

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  1. Faith says:

    Very funny. =)

  2. Malina Luers says:

    ROFL! That’s hilarious!!!

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  4. Reminds me to digg up pre digital photos where family members push it vertical…

  5. Adi says:

    TRIPE :D Very good.

  6. irene says:

    ha ha april fools – what then call it the vertical tower of pisa – doesn’t have the same ring does it!

  7. Emily M says:

    No seriously when I was there they were talking about the fact they were straightening it, or is the whole world out to prove how gullible I am?!

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