Millennium Tower Structural Engineer Says Tilt is Reversing
Residents of San Francisco’s Millennium Tower received some good new from the tower’s engineer of record, who says the building’s tilting has stopped, and even reversed a bit. The improvement is the result of a retrofit last week that attempted to lift the tower onto six recently installed piles that extend to bedrock.
According to the San Francisco Business Times, the update was sent to homeowners of the 58-story, 419-unit condominium tower over this past weekend. Despite the progress, the Millennium Tower has a ways to go to correct the tilting problem, which has seen the building lean 28 inches to the west and 12 inches to the north.
The discovery of the Millennium Tower lean prompted a lawsuit from homeowners, who eventually reached a settlement that cleared the way for the retrofit. The building’s engineer said the next phase of the load transfer is scheduled for June.