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Stavro Meuller Beta

I recently viewed a program on the Tower. It was stated that the angle of the Tower's lean to the ground was 5.5 degrees. This has baffled physicists, whose computer models demonstrate consistently that the Tower can only remain standing at a lean of less that 5.4 degrees; adding any more of an angle invariably acuses a collapse.

It there any physically-interested researcher that has heard and/or can demonstrate otherwise?

Also, after the first three floors were built and the lean of the Tower became alarmingly noticable, the building was continued at a slightly different anglt to what had come before, with walls and columns of thicker stone on the north (sky-facing) face of the Tower.

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