Millennium Tower Engineers Propose New Fix as Building Leans by More Than Two Feet

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A view of the Millennium Tower on September 10, 2018 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

In 2016, the public learned that Millennium Tower, a 60-story luxury condo highrise in downtown San Francisco, was tilting to the northwestby 16 inches. Fast forward five years and the lean is now at about 26 inches. The tower has been sinking at a rate of about 3 inches per year despite tens of millions of dollars being spent to stop it. Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, the firm hired to fix the leaning tower, recently submitted a revised plan to city officials after their previous efforts resulted in increased titling. We talk about the latest developments in the Millennium Tower saga.


Jaxon Van Derbeken, public safety and investigative reporter, NBC Bay Area