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Safety measures ordered at sinking San Francisco tower

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco officials are demanding that managers of a sinking condominium building where a window recently cracked comply with safety measures they say are needed to keep the public safe.

A window on the 36th floor of the tilting high-rise cracked on Sept. 2.

Department of Building Inspection Assistant Director Ronald Tom said Thursday that Millennium Tower’s management has to inspect all units and install a canopy around the entire perimeter of the 58-story building by Friday afternoon.

The building could be yellow-tagged if it doesn’t meet the deadline, meaning officials would place a yellow placard on the entrances warning people of possible falling debris or glass.

The downtown tower has settled about 18 inches (45 centimeters) into landfill. Homeowners have filed multiple lawsuits against the developer and the city.