First 3D Scan of the Tower of Pisa | Via
A team of Australian researchers recently climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa with a 3D scanner and came back with the most detailed map of the building ever.
This first-of-its-kind 3D scan comes at a time when the Leaning Tower of Pisa is actually straightening itself out. Not by a lot—the tower’s recovered roughly an inch of its vertical incline since 2001. And while researchers don’t think the building will lose its lean completely in the next century or two, they’re certainly keeping a very, very close eye on it.