Sinking, Tilting San Fran Tower Saga Nearing Conclusion With Proposed $100MM Solution

The last time we checked in on the sinking, tilting Millennium Tower in San Francisco, engineers believed they had developed a stop to the buildings settling, but that came with a hefty estimated price tag between $200 million and $500 million.  The fix called for installing around 300 micro piles, made of concrete and steel, driven to bedrock.  A new plan has reduced that overall cost to remedy and will have much less impact on residents.

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San Fran’s Sinking, Tilting Tower Suffers Cracked Window 36-Stories High

Over 2 years ago, concern began to grow when it was discovered that the 58-story high Millennium Tower in San Francisco had settled 16 inches and tilted 2 inches, after just 8 years of being open. The latest reports, according to NBC Bay Area, say that the building is now tilting 18 inches, when measured at the top. That stress on the curtain wall may have caused a 36-story window to crack.

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Engineers Believe They Have a Fix for San Fran’s Sinking, Tilting High Rise

It’s been about 2 years since the public became aware that San Francisco’s Millennium Tower, a 58-story luxury condo high rise, was significantly sinking and tilting.  Our last update on the tower was almost a year ago, when an engineering firm determined that the tower had continued to sink and tilt at a rate that was twice as fast as originally estimated.  Now, engineers believe they have determined a way to keep the building from continuing to move, but it’s going to be an extremely lengthy process and be extremely costly.

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