Ambitious new piece will sound off every day "until the building falls or the building is fixed."
Fortunes sinking in tower suits.
"When you have a window at the 36th floor that cracks in the middle of the night that is a big wake up call," says city supervisor.
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News has broke that one of the country's most luxe residential towers is sinking and tilting. The story is ongoing, so here's where you can find the most recent updates about one of the biggest stories in San Francisco real estate history.
Troubled high-rise resident gadflies speak about building woes. seismic and otherwise.
Condo owners insist that a judge fast track their case before it’s too late, but the building developer cites recent seismic safety reports to counter that the situation is not as dire as the plaintiffs insist.
Football great listed home to the tune of $4 million after finding out about building’s woes.
“Our goal is to recover all the funds that are necessary to fix this building and fix it once and for all and we’re not interested in a temporary fix.”
UC Berkeley engineer who reviewed tower says "My interests went as far as the concrete." Below that, an additional outside expert was needed, but few buildings opt for soil analysis, even though it’s crucial to the foundation design.
This one building threatens to keep San Francisco attorneys employed through next Millennium, as even more litigation joins the pile-up.
What did Curbed SF readers love in 2016? If the biggest stories of the year are anything to go by, then castles in the Easy Bay, small towns, tilting skyscrapers, and hunting for the elusive Pikachu. Here now are the 10 most read stories of 2016.
San Francisco’s Millennium Tower has tilted so much that the European Space Agency’s observational satellites can detect it from orbit. In truth, that’s more a testament to the sensitivity of the orbital technology than to the state of the building.
Latest lawsuit not the first, definitely not the last, but probably the most comprehensive.
“Before they had sold a single condo, Mission Street Development LLC knew their building had sunk more than it was supposed to in its lifetime,” says Dennis Herrera
In light of news that the Millennium Tower is both sinking and tilting, we haven’t seen much visible proof of the latter, at least to the naked eye. Until now. Or so claims one tenant.
Previously recalcitrant for fear that changing their favored foundation design would be seen as an admission of error, the developer finally gave in to community pressure and promised that the 40-plus story building on Mission will hit rock bottom.
Condo owners holding the bag on the leaning building have appealed to the city to ease off or even eliminate their tax burden. The 163 units were once valued at an average of $2.3 million, but now residents estimate they're worth as little as zero.
Called to the carpet in front of city lawmakers, a parade of Department of Building Inspection officials say they "don't remember" sending warning to developers about Millennium Tower's troubles in 2009, even with the email in front of them.
Why is Millennium Tower sinking? Not because of the building's foundations, claim developers Millennium Partners, but because the water table is vanishing underneath it as the nearby Transbay Center drinks their milkshake.
On guard against constant criticism, company behind tilting tower says there's scores of high-profile buildings around the city have foundations just like theirs. The culprit is Transbay construction, Millennium Partners insists, not the tower.
Transbay development insists that it knew about Millennium Tower's sinking foundations before they even broke ground, and then warned Millennium Partners about what was happening. Building management remains unimpressed.
Those with the rotten luck to be selling condos (which are unlikely to be directly affected by the tower's decline) in the building face a tough choice: Cut the price, throw in the towel, or ignore the problems and say full speed ahead.
On behalf of all of the homeowners at the Millennium Tower, San Francisco’s luxury tower in peril, a class action lawsuit was filed today.
A week ago, the Chronicle’s Matier and Ross broke news that the sleek structure was sinking upward of 16 inches and tilting every-so-slightly northeast of the in-progress Salesforce Tower. Now the two are back to tell us that things are getting worse.
The ultimate challenge for San Francisco's luxury condo market: How do you sell seven-figure units in a building that's dipping into the earth? The Millennium Tower is not literally falling down, but sellers are presumably more motivated this week.
In fact, that's why it's sinking. Planting a few hundred thousand tons of unmoored concrete onto loose landfill is probably only going to have one outcome.
After Monday’s news story broke, "What’s the Millennium Tower? And why should I care?" Here are ten helpful tidbits you should know about Yerba Buena’s most prestigious high-rise in peril.
When news broke about Millennium Tower’s unprecedented sinking and tilting, due in part to the fact that the megastructure is not secured into bedrock, many people wondered: Who on earth doesn’t build into bedrock, especially in San Francisco?