San Francisco buyers looking for condo in a newer-construction high rise in downtown San Francisco have a better chance of purchasing a property that has a foundation which reaches down into bedrock, thanks to city requirements and guidelines adopted a decade ago.
The San Francisco Business Times reports (paywall) that the city pursued what’s called the Tall Buildings Study after it was revealed that the 2009-built Millennium Tower was leaning and tilting. The study explored strategies to address the seismic issues of tall downtown buildings, writes SF Business Times’ Neil Gonzales. (The Millennium does not reach bedrock.) Continue Reading