FRANCISCO (KGO) --
San Francisco's leaning, sinking Millennium Tower has a new problem
after a window cracked on the 36th floor.
"This is a window system that's designed to sustain hurricane force
winds so this is obviously of serious concern," said San Francisco
Supervisor Aaron Peskin.
The city's Department of Building Inspection shared photos of the
crack with ABC7 News.
Tom Miller, the attorney for the homeowner's association says the
person who lives in 36B heard a loud pop during the middle of the
night over the holiday weekend.
with San Francisco's tilting, sinking Millennium Tower
Miller says the outside pane of glass cracked.
"The problem on the exterior is that glass going to hold or is it
going to be a falling object," said Miller.
The Department of Building Inspection tells ABC7 News an inspector
has been to the site 3 times, including Wednesday afternoon. That
inspector determined there is no imminent risk to pedestrians below,
specifically because the glass is laminated and designed to hold in
place even when fractured.
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The city issued a correction notice letting building management know
they have until Friday to issue a report including an evaluation of
the repairs needed.
Miller says a new window has been ordered and will be installed
within a week. During the replacement he says they'll open up the
side of the building to investigate what caused the crack
The building's manager sent a notice to residents saying it's
possible the incident is related to other issues in the building but
Miller says a seismic expert and structural engineer disagrees.
"He informed us that it appeared not to be related to the
performance of the building sinking or tilting," said Miller.
As for those problems, the Homeowner's Association President says
they are considering alternatives to bring the building up to the
"Now it's really a question of the legal process to find the
responsible parties to pay for and implement the fix," said Steven
Mayer, Homeowner's Association President.
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