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Millennium Tower homeowners reach tentative settlement in lawsuits over sinking building

August 29, 2019

By Laura Waxman : sfexaminer – excerpt

Deal announced after plan to stabilize residential highrise approved

A barrage of lawsuits filed by residents of the Millennium Tower following the revelation in 2016 that the 58-story luxury building had started to lean have reached a tentative settlement, a lawyer for some of those tenants confirmed Wednesday…

A $100 million plan to stabilize the building with a “perimeter pile upgrade” that involves drilling 52 concrete piles down to bedrock to secure the tower’s foundation was approved by independent experts on Tuesday, according to McCarthy…

McCarthy said that light shed on the sinking Millennium Tower’s problems by the media will make “construction in San Francisco safer” moving forward

One can only hope McCarthy is right and changes in the system will lead to safer construction designs in the future. There is no word yet on what this settlement will cost the taxpayers, and no names or titles attached to the mistakes that were made. Those may come later if enough public outcry demands details behind the closed doors. Watch the Board of Supervisors agendas as the money will have to be approved by the Board.



  1. kenbukowski permalink
    August 30, 2019 12:27 am

    As i understand the problem the tower is a concrete building instead of typical steel tower. The weight of the concrete is the issue. I hesrd one if the peer revure engineers from uc berkeley had a financial ibterest in a concrete firm. Thats what i heard from reliable source.


    • zRants permalink
      August 30, 2019 2:00 am

      I think the weight of the concrete is one of the problems. It started there and multiplied when they sucked water out from around the Transbay Terminal.


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