Is The Millennium Tower In San Francisco Sinking?January 5th, 2017 Posted by creedla Aesthetics And Renovations, Architecture, Environmental News No Comment yet
The Leaning Millenium Tower
Rated one of the “Top 10 Residential Buildings in the World” by Worth Magazine, the stunning, blue-gray glass Millennium Tower in the Yerba Buena section of San Francisco nicely compliments an already stunning skyline at 58 stories. Serving as both the tallest residential building -and the fourth tallest structure overall in the city- the Millennium Tower is indeed the stuff of dreams for those fortunate enough to afford to live there.
Unfortunately, the dream has become a nightmare… one where that sinking feeling has segued into harsh reality since this 645’ Handel Architects-designed structure has descended approximately 16 inches (as of November 2016) into the soft soils & sands upon which it was placed. Already built on reclaimed land, the decision to forego anchoring the tower into more stable bedrock was done as a cost-cutting measure that has created a myriad of legal battles that may prove to be as costly as its remediation.
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