SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The development company that’s in the middle of a controversy over its sinking high rise in San Francisco is re-drawing its foundation plan for another tower it’s currently building.
KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier reports in Wednesday’s Matier and Ross column that Millennium Partners – the group behind the Millennium Tower – has altered its building plans for a 45 story condo project at Third and Mission.READ MORE: California Drought: Healdsburg Bans Sprinklers; Sets Personal Water Use To 74 Gallons A Day
The foundation of that building will now be anchored by concrete piles in bedrock.READ MORE: 3-Alarm Fire Burns 2 Buildings at West Oakland Recycling Center
The original plan called for it to be built atop a four story basement garage with no concrete piles.MORE NEWS: Update: One Killed, Two Injured When Truck Crashes Into Diners at San Jose Sports Bar
Concrete piles were used in the building of the Millennium Tower – but they’re not anchored in bedrock – and the tower has sunk 16 inches and tilted two since its opening.