August 14 - August 20, 2016

San Francisco's Millennium Tower has been found to have sunk 16 inches since it opened eight years ago—more than the 6 inches it was predicted to settle in its lifetime. What should be done now?

Answers Votes
The building's owners should bankroll the drilling of deeper piles to shore up the building; had they done it right the first time, this wouldn't have happened. 42%
The transit agency that is building a station nearby should pay at least part of the cost--the tower's design won awards when it was first built, and the excavation caused unforeseen problems. 30%
Nothing yet. It's not a safety issue right now, and the problem is being blown out of proportion by the media. 28%

Tagged categories: Architecture; Building design; Design; Tower