A tilting, sinking San Francisco high-rise raises alarm. Are home builders too greedy?

  • There are many builders who put profit over safety.

    There are many greedy home builders who are building high-rises as quickly as possible to start making money. Their desire to make money far outweighs safety. and as a result, they are not taking the time to make sure that their buildings are structurally sound and adhering to safety codes.

  • Yes, home builders are too greedy.

    Yes, it is my belief that home builders are too greedy. This is because contractors and architects are trying to get the most money out of these projects that they will not properly build buildings or put in the cheapest products which will not be safe in the long run.

  • Yes, I think so.

    Completed seven years ago, the tower so far has sunk 16 inches into the soft soil and landfill of San Francisco's crowded financial district. But it's not sinking evenly, which has created a 2-inch tilt at the base - and a roughly 6-inch lean at the top.
    By comparison, Italy's famed Leaning Tower of Pisa is leaning more than 16 feet. But in a major earthquake fault zone, the Millennium Tower's structural problems have raised alarm and become the focus of a public scandal.

  • This has nothing to do with homeowners.

    The case of the leaning tower of San Francisco has nothing to do with the supposed 'greed' of homeowners and everything to do with cutting corners when building high-rise constructions. The problem has been attributed to issues in the foundations and structural integrity caused by shoddy building work. The homeowners are certainly not to blame.

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