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2021-09-15 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Beleaguered 545ft Millennium Tower in SF has $100M work to fix 22-inch lean HALTED after 'repair holes were drilled too big' and skyscraper tilted even more - but officials insist it is still safe for well-heeled residents
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Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-15 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [280 views ]  Top

#1 Warren Zevon said it in Desperados Under the Eaves:
And if California slides into the ocean,
Like the mystics and statistics say it will.
I predict this motel will be standing,
Until I pay my bill.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-15 08:37||   2021-09-15 08:37|| Front Page Top

#2 Wonder how much Aluminum is in there?
Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-15 09:10||   2021-09-15 09:10|| Front Page Top

#3 The holes for the piles were allegedly drilled too big, causing soil underneath the building to shift to fill the newly-drilled voids, making its lean even more pronounced

This is Journolist-Stoopid. Either the soil is stable or you steel-case the pile excavations to prevent sloughing. One method (non-cased) involves skin friction and end-bearing to develop resistance and the other (cased) depends on end-bearing only. This building was already on piles from the original construction/design. Just wait til the glass starts popping out...
Posted by Frank G 2021-09-15 10:07||   2021-09-15 10:07|| Front Page Top

#4 Forget it Frank, it's Chinatown The Fly Ash Anti-Carbon Conservation Corps.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2021-09-15 10:20||   2021-09-15 10:20|| Front Page Top

#5 So, Frank, your Gender Studies degree is finally paying off?
Posted by Matt 2021-09-15 12:38||   2021-09-15 12:38|| Front Page Top

#6 ;-)
Posted by Frank G 2021-09-15 12:46||   2021-09-15 12:46|| Front Page Top

#7 So, I was sitting in a school that had some construction "issues" discussing the issues with a structural engineer and a few others. The engineer scribbles a few calculations literally on the back of an envelope. Then he looks up and says: "We have to leave. Now."
Posted by Matt 2021-09-15 13:03||   2021-09-15 13:03|| Front Page Top

#8 Wasn't it the John Hancock building (or some other) in Boston where the windows kept popping out? Seems the wind was creating a vacuum that sucked the glass out or something.
Allegedly, they called in professors from MIT who concluded that the only way to solve the problem was to rotate the building by 15 or 20 degrees.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2021-09-15 13:21||   2021-09-15 13:21|| Front Page Top

#9 Recently seeing the building in Surfside Florida collapse I don't know how safe I'd feel. Learning this building is sinking possibly another 30 inches wow. Also what will happen during the next earthquake.
San Francisco if I remember correctly has seismic standards due to the earthquakes there, I wonder how this plays into the construction.
Posted by Jan 2021-09-15 13:48||   2021-09-15 13:48|| Front Page Top

#10  Then he looks up and says: "We have to leave. Now."

Terrifying. What happened next, Matt?
Posted by trailing wife 2021-09-15 19:30||   2021-09-15 19:30|| Front Page Top

#11 It's as safe as anyplace else in SF. Til it isn't.
Posted by ed in texas 2021-09-15 20:51||   2021-09-15 20:51|| Front Page Top

#12 Til it isn't.

Slowly at first, then all at once.
Posted by SteveS 2021-09-15 21:05||   2021-09-15 21:05|| Front Page Top

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