Turnkey concrete package for Los Angeles Hall of Justice
The Los Angeles Hall of Justice has been closed since the magnitude 6.7 1994 Northridge earthquake. The 335,000 sq. ft. building stands 14 floors tall in L.A.’s downtown. Originally constructed in 1925, this imposing structure was meant to convey a sense of justice and public importance. The Hall was designed in the classic Italianate style and was constructed with Type I non-combustible building materials including concrete floor slabs, a steel frame structure encased in concrete, granite exterior veneer, and hollow clay tile partitions at the interior. The Hall of Justice also presented a stunning interior with an ornate, barrel-vaulted entry foyer, gold-marble walls, and large ionic columns supporting the exquisitely gilded ceiling.
Although the building was completely abandoned following the earthquake, plans to revive it have been under consideration more than a decade. To date, all hazardous materials have been abated and all interior demolition of infrastructure systems and non-bearing walls have been completed. The building has been prepared for its eventual restoration and re-occupancy as an office building. After many years of designs and budgets, Clark Construction was awarded the job in a design build competition valued at $151,000,000.00.
A key part of the reconstruction is to preserve and restore the historic features of this important structure while bringing the building up to existing seismic codes. In order to accomplish this, shotcrete will be used extensively to reinforce existing concrete walls.
Conco’s scope of work will included all shotcrete, concrete, and rebar. We are also resurfacing the entire existing floor surfaces in the Hall of Justice structure and constructing a new 9 story, 1000 car parking structure on the same site.