Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 52
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2-PARAM OF MOMBS Long Beach Construction Reaches All-Time High With Mo Come LARGEST PRIVATE PROJECT Constructed at a cost of $2,000,000, the Royal Palms Apartments, proved the largest single project, privately financed, in Long Beach the past year. The 160-unit own-your-own will be ready to occupy late this month. It Is at First St and Atlantic Ave. To Change Skyline With Vast Program Construction in Long Beach during 1958--initiated, In progress or completed--boomed to a record high figure approximating $125,000,000. And 1959 will be a year of fruition with the completion or near-completion of public works valued at lome $75,000,000 and many millions in private con- ·truction. city project contracts, the $4,088,000 addition to the marina, now in progress; the $3,525;000 underpasses in Lakewood Blvd. and Spring St., completed in 1958 in connection with the improvement of Municipal Airport, and a $1,873,000 contract for one stage ol the Navy Landing. Engineer Jess D. Gilkerson lists The figures compiled from 'City Building, Engineering and R. Shoemaker Bridge carrying Harbor Dept. reports add up to t. period oj unparalleled activity in the modernization of an eight-lane freeway across the Los Angeles River and Long Beach, ithe supplying of scheduled lor completion In long-needed facilities, the construction of multi-story public buildings and solid progress on but over a longer period.) Dew bridges, other harbor works and the marina. The bridge and other harbor THE DOWNTOWN L o n g public works completed in 1958 Beach skyline, already undergoing a big change by the construction of several large build- bigs, will see another 10-story structure rising by mid-summer when work gots under way on * new office building for the Southern California Edison Co. The $4,000,000 office building will be on the northeast corner of 1st St. and American Ave. It will be the hub of the Edison or scheduled for completion in 1959 or early 1960 approximate 543,600,000. On the million-dollar-plus list of harbor projects are: Ocean Blvd. Bridge and related works, $7,556,000. Piers F and G, Including rock dikes and dredge fill, $6,760,000. Administration Co. activities' in the Southland. Bldg., new headquarters for the Harbor Just outside the city in the Dept. in a seven-story struc- Dominguez area more than 510 ture, ?4,162,000.' million in construction is un- Transit shed and wharf re- der way in new warehouses and habllitation, Berths 1 and 2, manufacturing plants for indus- $2,765,000. tries coming to the Long Beach market. Many other major 000. projects for that industrial area ·re in the planning stages. The city will see a big program of remodelling in the downtown area and 1959 is expected to see the greatest boom permits in 1958 show five other construction in Jn apartment history. A l r e a d y announced planned for a start early this and one by the county--in the and million-plus class. Largest of these is the Memorial Hospital of Long Beach, eventually to cost $10,000,000 apartment development and a but listed in the first construc- year is a large downtown private hospital, a $600,000 rental beachfront hotel. * * * THE RECORD-HIGH $70,000,000 volume of permits is- lued by the City Building Dept. during the year reflects this ac- 717,000. tivity, but only in part. The costliest public improvement now in the making--and the largest single project from a dollar standpoint in the city's history--is not even reflected fci the 1958 permit list. It Is the $13,000,000 Robert May, 1959. (The marina at the opposite side of the city will eventually surpass that figure, Transit shed, Pier B, $2,420,. Dirt and rock for dikes and fills to counteract subsidence, 52,087,000. * IN ADDITION, City building public works--four by the city tion permit at 56,308,000. Others Include: County court house, $5,800,000. City Public Safety Bldg., $3,- Community Hospital Addition, $2,012,000. Municipal Gas Holder, $1,325,000. · · * · BUILDING DEPT. records do not cover three other major Building Code Changes Made as Safety Factor MUCH BUILDING NEAR OCEAN There will be a decided change in the shoreline as well as the skyline this year in the vast program of construction for Long Beach. Shown in this aerial photograph by Pacific Air Industries are five major projects. No. 1 is the $3,717,000 Public Safety Building, Broadway at Magnolia Ave.; No. 2 is the $5,800,000 County Courts Building; No. 3 shows the area where the new Army-Navy YMCA will ' be built. No. 4 is the new public boat ramp under construction and No. 5 is the new Navy Landing which will replace the landing shown adjoining it. A breakwater is being developed for the landing with the entire project costing in excess of $4,000,000. 5 contract projects completed A summary prepared by City during 1958_ at a cost in excess if 57,500,000. These cover a broad varietj of improvements, park builc ings, landscaping, branch li BIG HOSPITAL ADDITION Long Beach soon will relieve the hospital bed shortage when this $2,012,000 addition 'to Community Hospital is completed. In addition, construction . is well under way on a new Memorial Hospital which is being built at a cost of $10,000,000.--(Staff photo.) The City B u i l d i n g Dept., through the Board of Examiners and Appeals, approved four new techniques in construction during 1958 intended to promote lafety and convenience. As explained by Superintendent of Building Edward M. O'Connor, thi "firsts" were: 1. The board approved an al ternate type of roof construction consisting of prestressed, double T concrete roof panels for a Long Beach church. * * » « T. A NEW METHOD of fireproofing steel structural members also was approved. It consists of a spraycd-on mixture of asbestos fibers with a binder and inert substance. This method, MMd la thi Public Safety eliminates the metal lathes in fireproofing with plaster. 3. Board members also approved a vermiculite sprayed- on fireproofing similar to the other technique. The substance is sprayed directly on steel members. 4. The Public Safety Bldg. displays precast architectural panels. These may be seen on the east and west walls of the building. 751 Miles of Streets in City There are 751 miles of streets and 210 miles of alleys within th« 45.8 square miles of the dty of Long Beach. HOMES and Income Property See Us for the Best Selection We Help Buyer Finance. Down Payment COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SERVICE Home Sales, Residential and Business Income Properly, Own Your Own Apartments, Property Management, Rentals INQUIRE ABOUT OUR Guaranteed Trade-in Plan MOORE Realty (City-Wide Service--4 Convenient Locations) DOWNTOWN OFFICE 363 E. First, Lone Beach HEmlockS-1126 LOS ALTOS OFFICE 2451 Bellflower Blvd., Lone Beach OEneva 4-3464 LAKEWOOD OFFICE 4151 E. Carson, Lakewood ....HArrison 5-1217 COLLEGE OFFICE 6350 E. Atherton St., Lone Bueh HEmlock 3-4966 braries, fire stations, marina, dwelling units in the first 11 ning for 1959 will be continued airport,' f r e e w a y adjuncts, street lighting, street paving, apartment units; 126 in du- sewers and flood control systems. * * * · LARGEST OF the privately- financed projects advanced during 1958, although approved plexes and 396 single-family ments not primarily related to dwellings. Two hundred and the sinkage problem. Royal Palms apartment build. $1,240,000 tank farm. Building Dept. records show : permits issued for 1,898 family' months of 1958, including 1,376 remedial action against subsidence and shoreline improve^ forty-six p r i v a t e swimming pools also were constructed during the year. Not covered in this sum- earlier, were the $2,000,000 mary are numerous state and line will b« transformed and ing and Richfield Oil Corp's Long Beach--freeways, storm projects outdistancing the 1958 drains, bridges and other structures. Principal focus of city plan- City planners aren't ready to reveal' details yet, but if their losg-range program wins approval, almost the'whole shore- county projects of benefit to 1959 will see the beginning of record both in dollar volume and in future significance to the .community. YEARS OF HIGHER EARNINGS under the same management Community Savings was founded in 1929 to provide a higher return on savings---with safety. In the 30 years of operation -- thru good times and bad, 65 consecutive interest payments have -been made, each ona at a higher than average rate. · Today, a $43,000,000 institution, Community still pays more - now four times every year - with the added safety of insurance of each account up to $10,000. As we start our next 30 years, I extend an Invitation to old and young to join our 19,000 thrifty savers, so you too may earn more In 1959 and future years. To get immediate returns, start or add to your account by January 10th, ao you will earn more from January 1st. REX A. DUNN, PflB8»DfiNT flaw ty mall. Wo pty pottiga both ways. COMMUNITY SAVINGS IBIXBY KNOLLS PARAMOUNT PER ANNUM ! CURRENT RATE YOU ALWAYS EARN MORE AT COMMUNITY 4/1 tavlanf «w/«rf jy Jtauty. nth taro from Jsnuaiy tit

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