Crews investigated cracked window on SF high-rise building

ByRyan Curry KGO logo
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Crews inspecting cracked window on SF high-rise building
A cracked window in San Francisco has streets blocked off while crews try to figure out what happened, police said on Monday.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco police roped off a skyscraper on Monday after a crack appeared in a window.

The building is located at Howard and Beale Streets.

Video in the media player above is from a previous update

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Video shows broken window glass falling from San Francisco high-rise on 555 California Street during Tuesday's intense wind gusts.

It's one of 71 buildings previously identified by city inspectors in need of additional window inspections.

Police closed nearby streets out of fear glass could fall to the sidewalk.

San Francisco police say the closure began around 9:30 a.m.

Inspectors later determined the crack was on the inside of the window.

And it appears the crack is not weather related.

There is no report of glass falling from the building.

Officials say this is the latest window in an office building to crack.

The situation is reminiscent of windows blown out during the Bay Area storms earlier this year.

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Sup. Aaron Peskin is calling to mandate engineering reports for all downtown buildings after several windows were shattered from the past two storms.

San Francisco is requiring inspections and in some cases extra glazing in 71 skyscrapers after glass fell from high-rises during an intense storm in March.

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