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Salesforce East, Millennium Tower windows fail in high winds

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Multiple windows were damaged at Salesforce East on Tuesday after high winds battered San Francisco, fire department officials said.

The nearby Millennium Tower, a luxury residential building famous for tilting several inches after one corner began to sink, also saw a window break and fall from its structure, officials said. The Millennium Tower is at 301 Mission St., while Salesforce East is at 350 Mission St.

No injuries have been reported relating to either incident, although a stretch of Mission Street was closed off overnight as a precaution, reports NBC Bay Area.

Department of Building Inspection spokesperson Patrick Hannan told NBC that multiple windows cracked or failed between the 11th and 30th floors of Salesforce East on its Mission Street side. Hannan said at least one window was found to be cracked on each of those floors. Inspectors found one window on the 49th floor of the Millennium Tower that had failed.

The fire department confirmed the incident on Twitter Wednesday morning.

Glass was also seen falling from the high rise at 50 California St. on Tuesday just after 3 p.m.

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Tuesday’s high wind speeds saw a big rig semitruck rollover on the Bay Bridge, snarling traffic for hours.

Glass also fell from 555 California St. on March 14, causing road closures and the enactment of shelter-in-place orders, as storms battered the city.

On March 16, city officials told The Standard that the most recent window breakages were not reflective of the overall state of Downtown San Francisco buildings, and that no new window retrofit plan would be put in place, as an inspection program already exists.

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Salesforce Tower sustained damaged windows as reported by other media.