Steel building going up on Baldwin Avenue in El Monte
Every day I would drive by this construction site on my way to the San Bernardino (10) Freeway. And I’d think, what an unusual building going up. Have you seen it? I snapped a picture of it on Tuesday (see above).
It is made of metal, steel I’m guessing, and it is quite impressive. It is two buildings, really, replacing older industrial ones on Baldwin Avenue between Lower Azusa Road and Gidley Street.
The architects are Lima Hizon Luzano and they are based in Monterey Park (www.lhlarchitects.com). Their web site says they are building projects in Long Beach, Artesia, San Dimas and Chicago as well.
Anyone know why they are not using wood framing? Is steel the new wood?