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San Francisco tilting high-rise cited for fire safety danger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco city building inspectors have issued a citation against a tilting 58-story tower for an apparent fire safety risk.

Posted: Jan 5, 2018 11:27 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco city building inspectors have issued a citation against a tilting 58-story tower for an apparent fire safety risk.

KNTV of San Jose reports the Department of Building Inspection issued the violation notice last month for the Millennium Tower after consultants found the tilting building was exacerbating gaps between the facade and the core of the concrete and steel tower.

Experts say smoke and flames can shoot through such gaps, making it easier for a fire to jump to a higher floor.

The fire safety hazard warning was part of a December 2016 report commissioned by the Millennium Homeowners Association after a condo owner complained of a mysterious odor. City officials issued the notice a week after the TV station reported on the warning.

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