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October 9, 2018

San Francisco study says re-inspect 70 high rises

  • Buildings with welded steel moment frames should be re-inspected to determine whether they were damaged during the 1989 Loma Prieta quake.
  • SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As two of San Francisco's most vaunted buildings sink or crack, an earthquake study recommended re-inspecting dozens of high-rises and beefing up construction codes for the growing crop of skyscrapers in the booming city.

    The “Tall Buildings Safety Strategy” released last week listed 156 buildings taller than 240 feet, most of them in the northeastern area.


     
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