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Agency says it will keep pumping water near leaning SF tower

The public agency building the Transbay Transit Center says it will keep pumping groundwater from beneath the construction site well into 2017, despite claims the process is contributing to the sinking of the Millennium Tower next door. “At some point prior to completion of the transit center in late 2017, construction will have progressed to the point that the weight of the transit center is sufficient to counterbalance the upward water pressure, and dewatering can cease,” the authority said in a statement.
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