Buildings being renovated on Congress Street and the Fort Point Channel Area require more than just cosmetic updating as can be seen with the steel support beams on the exterior walls. These buildings were built over a century ago, before modern earthquake codes, and have to be reinforced with steel and concrete to stiffen walls and floors. They have to be able to hold their own weight, all their contents, and be able to withstand an earthquake.
Will these be offices or living spaces once they're renovated? It's great to see such attention to detail in an effort to make the earthquake ready.
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