Cracks found in Salesforce Tower windows


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — What do the Millenium Tower, the Salesforce Transit Center and the Salesforce Tower all have in common?

 If you answered cracks, you would be correct.

Cracked exterior windows in the Millennium Tower, cracked beams in the Transit Center and now two pieces of interior glass that have cracked at the Salesforce Tower.

“There were two panes, one on the 12th floor and one on the 14th floor on the interior side that had some cracks,” said Bill Strawn with the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection.

Strawn says a reporter notified the city about the crack and a building inspector has now been briefed by the property owner but the city is not conducting its own investigation.

“This is the kind of thing the building department wouldn’t normally respond to,” Strawn said. “These tall buildings and the glazing that goes on to them — there are periodically replacements that are necessary and this is considered a standard building maintenance item.”

Strawn says you don’t need a building permit to replace it, the property owner can take care of it themselves. 

The cracked glass was discovered on Feb. 19 and Feb 21.

In a statement the building owner Boston Properties says, “We acted immediately to retain top glass safety consultants to help us determine the cause of these isolated failures and to take all necessary preventative steps.”

No determination on the cause but city officials say they will continue to monitor the building owners investigation.

“Right now we don’t believe this is tied to any structural issue,” Strawn said.



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