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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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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San Fran’s Sinking, Tilting Millennium Tower Continues to Sink, Tilt Even More

In August of 2016, it was discovered that a luxury high rise condominium complex in San Francisco, which houses several celebrities, was sinking and leaning considerably.  The 58-story Millennium Tower contains home that range in value of anywhere from $1.6 million to $10 million. Since the discovery, fingers have been pointed in all directions and several lawsuits have been filed.

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UPDATE: Sinking San Francisco Tower “Safe to Occupy,” Per Building Inspector

The saga continues in one of the biggest construction stories of 2016, the sinking and tilting Millennium Tower of San Francisco.  When we last updated readers in December, satellite images from the European Space Agency had not only confirmed that the tower has sunken considerably, but that it also hasn’t stopped sinking yet.  Meanwhile, residents living in the tower are worried about their safety and the value of their homes.

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