The landscape of Grimsby could soon be changing with the news that the famous Dock Tower may be dismantled and shipped to Italy.
Civil engineers in Siena have discovered huge cracks in the 663 year old Torre de Mangia, the famous landmark on the Palazzo Publico and are in negotiations with N.E Lincs council and English Heritage with the view of obtaining the Grimsby tower.
The Dock Tower was completed in 1852 and is based on the same design as the Siena tower. Negotiations are at an early stage and a price of £2 million is thought to be on offer.
A spokesman for N.E Lincs council said that the money would come in handy as we lost a lot of money on the Icelandic Bank collapse and put the money to good use. No decision has been made yet and is not expected to be until summer 2012.