Soft-Story Buildings

San Francisco: Living On Borrowed Time?

San Francisco Soft-Story Property Owners Get Earthquake-Retrofit Warnings

San Francisco city officials are reminding property owners, nearly 25 years after the Loma Prieta earthquake,that seismic upgrades are required.

10/08/2014

Many Marina buildings, like this one at Jefferson and Divisadero, had to be destroyed. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Mayor Lee Signs New Earthquake Upgrade Requirement For SF Apartment Buildings

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed legislation on Thursday—the 107th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and fire—that aims to make thousands of apartments in the city safer during the next large quake.

04/19/2013

Earthquake-damaged buildings in the Marina District of San Francisco, October 17, 1989. (Jonathan Nourok/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Supervisors Approve Legislation Requiring Retrofit Of Soft-Story Buildings

The legislation would require the seismic retrofit of soft-story buildings, with the hope of preventing the loss of thousands of apartments in a major earthquake.

04/03/2013

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