Los Angeles, CA | 4 stories | 479,000 sq ft

The existing 1938 building is a registered national historic landmark and is comprised of a 4-story conventionally reinforced concrete structure with a 1-level basement. The gross building area is 470,000 square feet with a plan dimension of 188 feet by 524 feet.

Originally built for the postal services, the new occupants of the building are computer/internet service providers which require extremely high density UPS and battery back-up power systems to be installed. Strengthening of the existing floor (a two-way flat plate system) was required to accommodate the 150 to 250 psf live load requirement for this particular use.


Johnson Fain Partners