Powerful winds blamed for shattering Millennium Tower window in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Strong winds whipping across the Bay Area area blamed for a window shattering at San Francisco's Millennium Tower on Sunday morning.

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The homeowner's association tells ABC7 News that the homeowner on the 41st floor left the window open, and they think that combined with gale-force winds caused the window to fail.

The fire department responded and reported shattered glass fell onto the street below.

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Police shut down the intersection of Mission and Fremont street, which has since reopened.

Crews were able to fix the window on Sunday afternoon.

The HOA says a building inspector surveyed the damage and cleared the building.

This is just the latest issue involving Millennium.

The 58-story skyscraper has sunk 17 inches and tilted two inches since it opened in 2009. Then, a window on the 36th floor cracked in 2018.

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Last year, a lawyer for a group of homeowners says a tentative agreement was reached to stabilize the building and compensate residents for the tower's defect.
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