Los Angeles Business Journal

Seismic Standards Apply Only to Some Buildings

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It's a rare case in which Los Angeles has demanded that property owners make old concrete buildings stronger. About 100 buildings converted into residences have been retrofitted citywide, most of them in downtown. But a Los Angeles Times analysis of city and county data found more than 1,000 risky buildings that are not required to be retrofitted until the owners change the building's use.