Leaning Tower Poses a Technical and Political Challenge

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Science  08 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5596, pp. 1201-1202
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5596.1201

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JAM-- Unknown to the West until the 1950s, the Minaret of Jam has miraculously survived earthquakes, Genghis Khan, and a flood this spring that nearly toppled the intricately decorated 12th century structure. Keeping it from collapsing, however, is no simple matter in a country plagued for 2 decades by poverty, war, and chaos.