Pasadena Light Rail
Owner: Blue Rail Light Rail Authority
General Contractor: Kiewit/Washington
When the Blue Line was extended through historic Old Town Pasadena, California, it required that Schnabel Foundation Company design and construct underpinning support structures for ten of the town’s buildings. One building was a four-story parking garage constructed in the 1980’s, and one was a six-story building constructed in the 1940’s. Eight buildings were one- and two-story brick masonry structures constructed in the early 1900’s.
The six-story building was supported by continuous piers. Building settlements were all less than the required 1/2 inch and the project was completed with no property claims.