Tilting, sinking San Francisco high-rise raises alarm. Are greedy developers to blame?

  • Money isn't everything.

    I think that a lot of the problems in San Francisco are due to over-zealous, greedy developers. Everyone knows that the city already sits on a fault line at sea level, but developers keep building it up more and more in a small area of space. This is going to end in disaster.

  • Yes, greedy developers are to blame for shoddy construction of a San Francisco high rise.

    Yes, greedy developers are to blame for shoddy construction of a San Francisco high rise. These developers either didn't do their due diligence and research every aspect of the land they were building on so they could make modifications to make sure the building is solidly built, or they did do the research and just didn't care and built anyway.

  • Money saving short cuts sink safety.

    I believe that when developers put profits ahead of people, building safety is what suffers. Many developers try to save money at every turn, cutting corners, trying to skirt regulations and build with cheap, inferior materials. This leads to unsafe structures which can collapse, tilt or sink when not constructed properly.

  • No they aren't

    Pamela Buttery noticed something peculiar six years ago while practicing golf putting in her 57th-floor apartment at the luxurious Millennium Tower. The ball kept veering to the same corner of her living room.

    Those were the first signs for residents of the sleek, mirrored high-rise that something was wrong.

    The 58-story building has gained notoriety in recent weeks as the "leaning tower of San Francisco." But it's not just leaning. It's sinking, too. And engineers hired to assess the problem say it shows no immediate sign of stopping.

    This in no way proves that greed has anything to do with it, it's all just guesswork at the end of the day. Also plates move...

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