Gallery: High-Speed Rail Threatens to Topple Michelangelo’s Statue of D...


While politicians on both sides of the aisle in the U.S. are debating the benefits of high-speed rail, the news in Italy is that Michelangelo’s statue of David may be at risk of being toppled by the construction of a high-speed rail line nearby. The statue’s flimsy ankles apparently could give way due to vibrations during construction, the Telegraph is reporting.

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