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.
Supervisor says there "may have been" interference in the oversight of the Millennium Tower, now slowly sinking into the landfill on which its built. Subpoenas are underway for a hearing/grilling next week.
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.
Salesforce Tower is throwing shade at the Millennium Tower. Literally. As of today, the hyper-anticipated high-rise has reached the 720-foot mark, bringing it well past the Millennium Tower’s 645-foot status.
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.
Waldorf Astoria, storied iconic hotel in New York City, will build its first-ever San Francisco property, right in the heart of the impending Transbay Center area. And megabrand Virgin will also open shop nearby.
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.
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?
On the heels of today’s jarring news that the tony Millennium Tower is both tilting and sinking, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority issued a strong, pointed statement denying any and all responsibility for "settlement."
The city's office buildings are nearly bursting at the seams, and the highest premiums are being paid on the spaces that aren't even finished yet. But if you look hard enough, there's still room in some of the city's most storied structures.
This suite comes with an extra foot of ceiling space and a crash course in obscure sounding building materials. It's the only residence in the building to come on the market this year for less than it previously sold for.
This three bedroom, four and a half bath, 4,000-square-foot condo atop the 2001 Four Seasons in Yerba Buena is a sight to behold. First, it's one of several penthouses in the steely complex at 765 Market. Second, its decor is something else.
Living sky-high next SFMOMA has its price. And that price is at least $3.9 million. A penthouse at the John King-approved One Hawthorne in the city's Yerba Buena neighborhood just landed on the market. It's brimming with potential.
As the Transbay Center goes up, it will have the distinct privilege of getting to sit next to the city's chicest residential tower—181 Fremont. And while other rushed high-rises label themselves as luxe, 181's pedigree is something special.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a few days away from its grand reopening, May 14. While Curbed SF has provided coverage aplenty on the new, check out these cool new 360-degree rendered maps care of Steelblue.
The needle can swing pretty far between the city's most expensive and least expensive homes. This week it's a two-way tie for the most extravagant spot and a loft that's been off the market for 20 years at the frugal end.
Allegedly, the for-profit college has been running a 25-year real estate racket to enlarge its student body by illegally converting residential housing into dorms. The city claims that AAU is sitting on 300 outlaw units.
Watch the new SFMOMA expansion construction, from start to finish, in this time-lapse video from EarthCam. It shows that the entire project is an impressive feat considering it arose on such a seemingly awkward piece of land, sandwiched between two existing structures.
Three years in the making, today the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art re-opened their doors to the media for an exclusive look at the Snøhetta-designed makeover. And what a transformation it is. SFMOMA as you knew it is a thing of the past, raising the bar from 70,000 square feet (pre-expansion) to 170,000 square feet (post-expansion).
The museum's expansion, designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, adds 235,000 square feet to the modern art museum. This renovation is one of the most important stories 2016. And their new bathrooms aren't half bad either.