The glistening Millennium Tower a year after it opened in downtown San Francisco in 2009. The high-end condo building is now sinking.
John King The glistening Millennium Tower a year after it opened in downtown San Francisco in 2009. The high-end condo building is now sinking.

The San Francisco city attorney has sued the developer of the sinking Millennium condominium tower Thursday, alleging the builder violated the law by failing to disclose the building’s settlement issues despite knowing of the problem more than a year before the units came to market, reports J.K. Dineen of the San Francisco Chronicle.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s lawsuit, a cross-complaint of a previous lawsuit filed by building homeowners against the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, which is building the new Transbay Transit Center next door, alleges developer Millennium Partners knew by 2008 — a year before it started selling condominiums — that the building had sunk almost six inches, well in excess of projections.

The city's action is the latest chapter in the controversy surrounding the luxury tower.

The 58-story high-rise has sunk at least 16 inches and is tilting 2 inches to the northeast at the base, according to the newspaper.

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