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Soil tests begin on San Francisco's sinking Millennium Tower

Soil experts representing Millennium Tower homeowners started drilling the first of three holes Monday that will be used to collect data on the water and soil conditions under the sinking San Francisco luxury high-rise. Standing on Mission Street in front of the Millennium’s main entrance, workers drilled a 6-inch-wide hole using a rotary drill rig that will eventually sink 260 feet into the ground.
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