Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 59
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 59

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
Page 59
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L B. t Sandblasting Co. Cleans Anything From Ships to Homes From ships of *'»T to cannery elated kettlei, Long Beach Sandblasting Co. cleans and shines things JJJJjj explanation eran to in f OR FIRE AND POLICE With construction slated for completion this year, this towering structure will be the Long Beach Public Safety Building and will house the Police and Fire Departments and other safety organizations. It is on the southeast corner of Broadway and Magnolia Ave. and is being built at a cost of 53,717,000. The Twaits-Wittenberg Co. is the contractor.--(Staff photo.) Impressive New Building for Police and Fire Departments up in a jiffy wl days and weeks to jet the done. This was the given by Mel Masterson, owner- manager of the concern, located at 1700 Seabright Ave., 'or the wide range of uses vhich m o d e r n methods are put. "The old methods have'been completely outdated by our modern b l a s t i n g which get the work out in a raction of the former time, and n the long run, saves the own er money," says Masterson. The owner pointed out Beach Sandblasting Co. las been in business si» has acquired extensive experir ence and high, standards workmanship. Ona of the most structures in the City of Beach Givic Center modernization and expansion program ii the massive Public Safety Building now under construction by Twaits-Wittenberg Co., pioneer constructors and engineers in the Southland. The six-story main wili. contain a two-story win; on the west side which will house the Central Fire Station. Occupany of the 53,750,000 itructure Is expected by fall. Reinforced c o n c r e t e and itructural steel construction is being used for the functional and utilitarian civic structure which will occupy 176,000 square feet. The solid eastern arid western wall masses create a relief which allows the bold use of shop-fabricated curtain walls for the northern and southern faces of the building. TWO BASEMENT LEVELS, now nearing completion, according to Twaits-Wittenberg Construction Superinten d e n t tii Norman Barber, will be utilized for storage space, police locker defender. important and change facilities. Long will contain various and equipment rooms, including is a gymnasium and squad room. Ground floor construction features wall setbacks with exterior free-standing columns at the building's periphery, allowing more ground space and building varying wall treatments such as all-glass enclosed walls for the reception-lobby area. They also and individual Police Depart lechanical ment heads. The offices of the police chief and the robbery, jiarcot ics, homicide and petty thef divisions will be located on th third floor. The fourth and re maining floors will comprisi the building's jail facilities. THE F I R S T floor formed within one day and included one of the biggest BUV gle-day concrete pours ever attempted for a Long structure, according to city officials. More than 750' cubic yards of concrete were hauled in and spread by 40 wi to fashion the 93x266-foot floor. Two cranes, 10 cement-mixing trucks also were utilized in forming the 9^-inch thick floor which contains 100 tons of reinforcing steel. Second-floor level will be the ties "hub" of administration activi- les and will, include the offices structure of the city prosecutor, public traffic department tects) A DISTINCT FEATURE wil be the special elevators ani vehicular ramps to properl; handle public-prisoner traffi was separation. The special pris oners' elevator will allow the! transfer by foot from the uppe jail floor to the lower base- Beach ment level and thence to th future Courts Building whicl will be connected to the Publi Safety Building by a 400-ft 'orkmen underground tunnel. Francis J. Heusel is principa architect for the project an Killingsworth, Brady Smit are associated architects. Twaits-Wittenberg Co. als constructed the Police Facili Building for the City o Los Angeles. ' Tliis nine-story was an A. I. A (American Institute of Arch] award winner. AIL IN A DAY'S WORK . The first floor of the Long Beach Public Safety Building, now under construction by Twaits-Wittenberg Co. (constructors and engineers), was formed within one day. Forty workmen hauled in and spread more than 750 cubic ; yards _of concrete to fashion the 93x266-foot floor. This was one of the biggest single-day pours ever attempted for a Long Beach structure, according to city officials. Francis /, Heulcl, principal architect, anil KillinRiworlh, Brady, end Smith, associated architects New Public Safety Building Exemplifies Dynamic Groivth of the Long Beach Area y'.^ 'i?4~ vy^"' V alfW The Long Beach Public Safety Building, now under construction, is a shining example . of the progress of this dynamic city. TwaitsAVittenberg Co., pioneer constructors and engineers in Southern California, takes pride in building this structure and being a working member of the community. Since its founding forty years ago, the Twaits-Wittenberg organization has built commercial, industrial and institutional structures totaling more than $500,000,000. The company's partners and other principals, who are professionally trained engineers, stress high standards of craftsmanship, performance in accordance with time schedules and reliability and responsibility in meeting the needs of owners. TWAITS-WITTENBERG CO. CONSTRUCTORS AVD ENGINEERS 507 So. Bixcl St., Los t Angeles 17, Calif. Brochun covering our services and background tvtilMi upon reqtttit rndep*nd«n».Pr«u.Te!egr*ni PARADE OF PROGRESS-* Um iMili, MM. tm. J~-», Its* "They are equipped with has to do with homes and busl- the latest devlcei and mre ness blocks, coached to the use of the most lern methods. Supervision is ·here it once took dose and care ful, with the re- job suit that our people have re. mained with us and are a vet- staff. "OUR OPERATORS are care fully trained," Masterson Masterson said the company had worked on a number of Navy ships, and has been called to clean large oil storage sandblasting tanks in the area, as well as buildings, bridges and industrial plants. "This is not to say we spe- processes cla]ize only In blg ^b,;. the head of the business remarked. 'In fact, we prefer to vary our chologlcal work schedules between larger sandblasting and smaller-scale jobs. The that home owner and managers business buildings have fre- ice 1925, quently called us in to bid on work that would have cost a of great deal more if handled old-fashioned methods, relates to paint-removing and city, stone-front cleaning particular- in A major part of our work over of the by as Thisly de-ly. "WE SANDBLAST ell types of metal as well. That Includes line pipe, structural steel; tanks, oilfiled metal buildings, bridges. "We were called out to the Kaiser Steel Co. plant at Fontana not along ago, to clean out the big blast furnaces. "The fact is, hard, rough, tough cleaning and cutting jobs in industry, business and the home can be well-handled In virtually no other way than sandblasting. "Yet, measured In terms of time, material, and the psy- factors Involved, by a fully qualified house like hours Is actually easy, pleasant way to get the job done, because It is so quick! and thorough." Long Beach Sandblasting Co., a long-established and wide- recognized industry hi this ', ranks as a leading factor the sandblasting industry the state and the West. BRIDGE PREPARED FOR PAINT A Long Beach sandblasting crew prepares this large bridge span for painting. This quick and efficient method of cleaning does a thorough and lasting Job. Big jobs, as well as smaller jobs for the home owner, are handled by the Long Beach firm. HANCOCK petroleum products for Smooth Performance and Real Motoring Pleasure

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