CALIFORNIA – A Leaning Tower in San Francisco

The New York Times: California Today: A Leaning Tower in San Francisco
Mounting Concern for Property Values
By Mike McPhate
September 14, 2016

Thomas Fuller, the San Francisco bureau chief for The New York Times, provides today’s introduction with news in the case of the sinking Millennium Tower.

For years, San Francisco was a famously low-rise city. Then came the tech boom and the race was on to build the glass and steel edifices that populate the world’s great cities. But in earthquake-prone San Francisco there’s a catch: many of the city’s new skyscrapers are concentrated in a neighborhood of squishy land reclaimed from the bay.

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