Michelangelo's "David" has seen better days. He's spent centuries on his feet. He's tired, yet he cannot take a seat.
Now some are wondering whether engineering work that's taking place beneath him might cause the Renaissance icon to quite simply collapse with exhaustion.
The Telegraph reports that construction of a high-speed railway being built beneath Florence might cause one vibration too many for David.
The paper quotes Fernando de Simone, a specialist in subterranean engineering, as saying: "The tunnel will pass about 600 meters (2,000 feet) from the statue of David, the … Read more