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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa flit Cedar CaMtte: On. 4, The new federal prison in San Diego, which opened Monday, is a mod- ernistic, 22-story building erected at a cost of about 2 million. The pro- totype institution will be able to house some 500 prisoners, both men and women, separately, in what seems to be the most luxurious cells ever built. No Solution; Leaning Tower Leaning More SOME The Ilalian government says that a "two- year search for a way to halt the In Leaning Tower of Pisa 'has produced .no workable plan.. The Tuscan landmark on shifting ground has been lean- ing since'it was built iii the Middle Ages. The studies were undertaken because Italian authorities feared any more lean could endanger nearby buildings and perhaps the The public works ministry, which sponsored a contest to figure out how to.stop the lilt, said a commission of experts turned down all (he projects entered by architects and en- gineers from three continents. A total of 14 were studied, half of them Italian. The others came from Japan, Mexico, Britain, Holland, France, Bel- gium and Sweden. Not Enough "There were good ideas in them but they were not said .Giovanni Travaglini, president of the commission. He declined to go into de- tails. Rules, set down (lie that 'the1 project should stabilize the lower without straightening it and lhat whatever work had lo be done should leave no visible trace .on the monument or. on the of Miracles" where it stands close to Pisa's Romanesque cathedral. Travaglini said the experts, would meet again npxt month. "We can try to work out a solution ourselves and contact the authors of some of the projects to see whether we can borrow various parts of Iheir proposals and combine Travaglini said, "We have ample freedom to decide what we deem best." History of Slowness Italian authorities have been moving slowly on the tower question. It look the public works ministry four years before publishing rules for the contest in 1972 after parliament gave it the go-ahead: But the tower of Pisa is ac- customed lo, slow work. It look the Pisans 178 years before ;they completed it in Al the time, the tower, was already 4 feet 4 inches off center. Its slanl is now 17 feel. The! lower is 179 feet higl and weighs tons. Equipmenl for an cmer gency operalion is at hand in nearby building for quick use I the measurement machinery in the tower should register a sudden worsening of condi lions. The equipment include huge iron rings lo clasp Ihi lower and connect it lo pylon by iron cables. 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