BCCI Construction Company has recently completed the renovation of the historic 1907 Musto Building at 717 Battery St. in San Francisco, Calif. The 57,000-square-foot building, which is located near the northern edge of the North Beach neighborhood, has been converted into a private club.
The renovation of the existing three-story unreinforced masonry building — designed by early 20th-century architect William Mooser II — required a mandatory seismic upgrade and also included restoration work, basement expansion and the addition of a fourth floor penthouse to the L-shaped building, which for years featured a courtyard and entrance on Pacific Avenue. The new building extends the existing Battery Street façade, and a new façade on Pacific Street creates more of a presence. BCCI reused materials throughout the building, such as columns, beams and joists.
“The incorporation of a seismic strengthening system into the Musto Building’s historic fabric was a challenging process,” said BCCI Division Vice President Don Tiefenbrunn. “It required the complete excavation of the building’s footprint and foundation systems, meticulously removing, modifying and restoring visual elements to retain the original period structure...”
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