The Garisenda tower in Bologna is at risk of collapse

The Garisenda, left, and Asinelli towers in Bologna, Italy. Massimo Paolone/AP The Garisenda, left, and Asinelli towers in Bologna, Italy. Massimo Paolone/AP

Work to prevent the collapse of a leaning medieval tower in the heart of the northern Italian city of Bologna will cost $21.5 million and take 10 years at least, its mayor has said. Recently, the city unveiled an almost $5 million project to shore up the Garisenda tower, one of the city’s two towers that look out over central Bologna, providing inspiration over the centuries to painters and

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