Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Leaning Millennium Tower of San Francisco

Millennium Tower (photo credit: sf.curbed.com)
It's one thing to live in a building that has a slight lean. It's another thing when the building is a 58-floor luxury tower in a city known for earthquakes, San Francisco.

Associated Press reports the Millennium Tower was completed seven years ago and has sunk 16 inches into the soft soil and landfill of the city's financial district. To make matters worse the building is not sinking evenly with a 2-inch tilt at the base and a 6-inch lean at the top. An attorney who lives on the 42nd floor paid $2.1 million for his two-bedroom apartment. Penthouses sold for more than $10 million.

Click the link below to read the AP article:
Tilting, Sinking San Francisco High-Rise Raises Alarm

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