Teetering Pacifica Apartment Building Stabilized

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    NBC Bay Area
    The ocean view is too close for comfort at a Pacifica apartment building.

    Crews working to keep an apartment building from tumbling into the ocean in Pacifica finally have a handle on the situation.

    Residents of the 12-unit building at 330 Esplande Dr. were forced to evacuate earlier this month after recent storms caused large chunks of the sandy cliff to topple into the ocean. High tides and strong waves washed away what little support the bluff provided for the building.

    Raw Video: Cliff Erosion Leads to Pacific Evacuations

    [BAY] Raw Video: Cliff Erosion Leads to Pacific Evacuations
    They lived on a beautiful ocean hillside until erosion made their homes no longer safe to occupy. (Published Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009)

    Workers used cranes to bring in 500 boulders weighing at least 4 tons each to shore up the bluff beneath the building.

    But the residents won't be moving back in anytime soon. Engineers and building experts must now come up with a plan to permanently stabilize the building. The state Coastal Commission and city of Pacifica have to okay the plan before it can move into the next phase.

    But even with a fix in place would you move back into a building teetering on the edge of the Pacific Ocean?