Biscuit Company Lofts


Biscuit Company Lofts

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building_name = Biscuit Company Lofts


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location = 1855 Industrial St
Los Angeles, California
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status = completed
groundbreaking = February 1925
constructed = 1925
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floor_count = 7
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cost = $2,000,000
floor_area = 187,000 sq ft [cite web |title=Biscuit Company Lofts - Building Types Study - Architectural Record |url=http://archrecord.construction.com/projects/BTS/archives/adaptiveReuse/08_BiscuitLofts/default.asp ]
architect = E.J. Eckel
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contractor = Pozzo Construction Co. [cite news |title=INDUSTRIAL PLANT WORK SPEEDED UP; National Biscuit Factory Will Employ Big Force of Skilled Workmen |work=Los Angeles Times |date=1925-06-28 |page=F-11 |quote=With the completion of the $1,500,000 National Biscuit Company factory building now under construction at Industrial and Mateo streets employment will be furnished several hundred skilled workmen, according to Emil Pozzo, president of the Pozzo Construction Company... ]
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The Biscuit Company Lofts is a 7-story building in Los Angeles, California. Built in 1925 as a factory, the building was converted to live/work lofts in 2006.

History

Conceived as the west coast headquarters for the National Biscuit Company, this landmark structure was designed by E.J. Eckel. Constructed in 1925 for a cost of 2 million dollars, this 7 story factory quickly became an architectural sensation. [cite news |first=Joe |last=Blumberg |title=Eckel building becomes lofts - in L.A. |work=St. Joseph News-Press |date=2006-11-28 |quote=Biscuit Company Lofts is the reincarnation of the 1925 western-U.S. factory for the National Biscuit Co., now called Nabisco. St. Joseph-based Eckel & Aldrich architects designed and oversaw the $2 million, seven-story building. ]

In 2006, the building underwent a $25,000,000 renovation by Aleks Istanbullu Architects to convert the building to lofts. [cite news |first=Christopher |last=Hawthorne |title=The loft re-imagined |url=http://articles.latimes.com/2007/apr/19/home/hm-lofts19 |work=Los Angeles Times |date=2007-04-19 |page=F-1 ]

Awards

*2008: Chicago Title Renovated Buildings Award, Residential [cite news |title=World-Class Design and Sustainable Development Take the Spotlight at 38th Los Angeles Architectural Awards |url=http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/world-class-design-sustainable-development-take/story.aspx?guid={D57F2514-138D-46F9-B7F7-2573F74E82CA} |date=2008-06-19 |publisher=MarketWatch ]

References

External links

* [http://www.biscuitcompanylofts.com/ Biscuit Company Lofts]


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