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Sinking Millennium Tower can survive big earthquake, report finds

“We determined that the effect of settlement on the building elements is negligible,” said the report, which was prepared by structural engineer Ron Hamburger of the firm Simpson Gumpertz and Heger. The developer, Millennium Partners, has blamed the sinking on construction at the neighboring Transbay Transit Center, where hundreds of millions of gallons have water have been pumped out of the ground.
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