Future home of CAHSR closed following discovery of cracked beam

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SAN FRANCISCO – The future home of California's high speed rail system in the Golden Gate City is under scrutiny this week following the discovery of a cracked steel beam in the structure. Workers spotted the crack Tuesday afternoon, which led the closure of the Salesforce Transit Center about 4:30 p.m. for further inspection, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The beam supports a rooftop park, which has up to 6 feet of dirt beneath its surface.

The $2.2 billion facility is located between Mission and Howard streets and spans three city blocks. While it only sees bus service now, the building which opened less than two months ago, is expected to be the city's high speed rail terminal when that system begins operation.

Cloud computing company Salesforce, which has its headquarters in an adjacent office tower, purchased the naming rights to the transit center and park. Construction of the facility was managed by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority.
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