The topics in the news headlines every day present even more depressing pictures about the future of humanity. In this period when we are struggling with the global epidemic and climate change is becoming more and more dangerous, another bad news came from the city of San Francisco, USA. Tom Parsons, a researcher at the US Geological Survey, announced that the city of San Francisco has begun to ‘collapse’ .
Speaking to NBC Bay Area broadcast channel, Parsons states that he examined all the buildings in the Bay Area one by one with the data coming from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel 1 satellite. The results show that the buildings in the city center, where the settlement is dense, collapse towards the bottom due to their weight . It was also found that some of these buildings were tilted to the side.
There are skyscrapers that collapse to the bottom of 50 cm:
The most famous of the buildings that collapsed due to its weight in the city of San Francisco is ‘San Francisco’. Millennium Tower , known as the ‘reclining building’, is the third heaviest building in the city with a weight of 311 million kilograms. The 60-cadollar skyscraper, which was inaugurated in 2009, has since sunk approximately 50 cm and 30 cm tilted . Experts state that many buildings, such as the Millennium Tower, have collapsed since they were built.
Stating that they are worried that the weight of these gigantic structures in the city center will trigger a fault line, they also fear the consequences of climate change. Parsons is of the opinion that rising water levels and flooding from possible storms will pose a threat to the city when it is so close to the shore. Parsons announced that he would apply this research in Manhattan, New York.