Tilting, sinking San Francisco high-rise raises alarm

Posted at 8:20 AM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 11:20:04-04

SAN FRANCISCO - The 58-story Millennium Tower has gained notoriety in recent weeks as the leaning tower of San Francisco.

It's not just leaning. It's sinking, too. And engineers hired to assess the problem say it shows no immediate sign of stopping.

The luxury high-rise is home to former football star Joe Montana and a long list of the city's well-heeled.

In a city prone to earthquakes, the skyscraper's structural problems have raised alarm. City officials, owners of the building's high-end apartments, its developers and politicians are arguing over who is to blame.

Meanwhile, key questions remain over why the building is still sinking and if it can be fixed.