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Leaning Torso? Millennium Tower, den osannolika skyskrapeskandalen i San Francisco

Allteftersom San Francisco gentrifieras så springer nya skyskrapor upp som svampar ur jorden. En av de senaste är den nära 200 meter höga Millennium Tower, som har den litet udda egenskapen att den sjunker och nu också har börjat luta. Något som innevånarna som har betalat miljonbelopp för sina våningar inte är speciellt glada över.

Thomas Fuller skriver i New York Times: In San Francisco, a Sinking Skyscraper and a Deepening Dispute

The developers of the luxurious Millennium Tower laid out the risks and potential defects of the 58-story building in minute detail when its apartments went on sale seven years ago.

The color and texture of the marble and granite hallways “may not be completely uniform,” said a disclosure statement given to potential buyers. The streets below the tower could be “congested and noisy,” and the landscaping in the common areas could change, subject to availability of certain species of plants.

But the 21-page disclosure document left out what owners of units in the buildings now say was a crucial detail: that the building had already sunk more than eight inches into the soft soil by the time it was completed in 2009, much more than engineers had anticipated.

“If they had disclosed the defect, I would have never bought here,” said Jerry Dodson, the owner of a two-bedroom apartment on the 42nd floor that he bought with his wife for $2.1 million. “Never was there a hint that the building was sinking beyond design.”

Staden står nu helt handfallen hur man ska fixa det här gigantiska skyskrapeproblemet innan hela byggnaden ramlar ner.

One thought on “Leaning Torso? Millennium Tower, den osannolika skyskrapeskandalen i San Francisco

  1. Bossebus

    Byggfusk,som vanligt. Allting blir splittrat på olika entrepenörer och ev. huvudenterepenör är inte bättre än sina delar som ibland kan vara sju led.

    Se Karolinska i huvudkommunen,se vilket bygge som helst.

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