Pasadena's $23-million, 11-story Lake-Corson Office Building, under construction at 301 N. Lake Ave., has become a monument to union brotherhood.
The building is owned and being developed by the Operating Engineers Pension Trust Fund, which is affiliated with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12.
Along with two other buildings in the area being developed by the union, the Lake-Corson building will use American union-made steel rather than imported steel, even though this will add an estimated $300,000 to the cost of all three projects.
The 219,500-square-foot Lake-Corson building covers 1.2 acres of a three-acre site. The remainder is being reserved, possibly for a hotel or other development, according to Leo Majich, manager of the pension fund.