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Transit Center A cracked beam in the third-level ceiling has the new Transit Center closed for the time being.

SAN FRANCISCO—The Bay Bridge bolts, Millennium Tower foundation and now the Transit Center‘s cracked beam have Bay Area residents scratching their collective heads about the structural integrity of the newly built orifices in the city. Indeed, the nearly centuries-old structures such as the trusty Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and Palace of Fine Arts seem to be more solid that some of the newer, shinier counterparts.

Salesforce Transit Center was closed yesterday after a fissure in one of the steel beams was discovered in the ceiling of the third-level bus deck near Fremont Street. Out of an abundance of caution, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority/TJPA, after conferring with design engineers and contractors, temporarily closed the transit center as the agency works with Webcor/Obayashi and structural engineers Thornton Tomasetti to investigate and repair this issue, and conduct an exhaustive inspection of all steel beams throughout the center. These inspections are currently underway.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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