Storms Shatter Windows On Another San Francisco High-Rise
Another storm in the Bay Area broke another window in a famed downtown San Francisco high-rise as the region continues to be buffeted by storms.
The 37-story skyscraper at 50 California St. called the Union Bank Building suffered a broken window after gusts of winds battered the downtown corridor.
The 663K SF building is owned and operated by Shorenstein Properties and its affiliates. It opened in 1972.
Police closed down Sacramento Street in the area and directed pedestrians away from the scene.
“Today at 12:57 PM (NOON) we responded to 50 California Street for a report of a broken window from the 21st floor,” the San Francisco Fire Department tweeted on Tuesday. “This was an isolated incident with no injuries and we have since cleared the scene. This most likely is weather related.”
The 487-foot building is the second major San Francisco tower this month to have its windows broken, causing street closures and other delays. A week ago, the 52-story high-rise at 555 California St. sustained window damage in another high-wind weather event. Shattered glass fell near pedestrians, and streets were also closed in that incident.
The 50 California St. building was featured in the 2014 science fiction film Godzilla when the monster is slammed into the building, which collapses upon it.