Sinking San Francisco Skyscraper Declared Safe To Occupy

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — San Francisco inspectors say the sinking Millennium Tower is safe to occupy, despite strain on its foundation and electrical systems.

According to an article published Friday in the San Francisco Chronicle, an inspection report concludeed there is no evidence of “life-safety concerns” at the Millennium Tower.

That’s based on city inspections made on Dec. 2 and Jan. 11.

A spokesman for the developer, Millennium Partners, calls the inspection report “good news.”

The 58-story downtown building has settled about 16 inches into landfill and is tilting about 2 inches.

Homeowners in the 419-unit tower have filed multiple lawsuits against the developer and the city. They contend pilings holding up the tower didn’t reach bedrock.

TM and © Copyright 2017 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Watch & Listen LIVE