She often hears the whirring of machines through windows thrown wide open on scorching days and wonders what it must be like to be working inside.
"The mystery of that sewing factory fascinates me. It's part of the fabric of downtown," she said.
Osmanski has lived for two years in one of the retrofitted Santee Court lofts at Los Angeles and 7th streets. But other buildings nearby lack that protection.
"That's a weird disconnect to me," she said.
A block south of Osmanski's loft, a Times analysis found seven concrete buildings that have not been retrofitted.
On the top floor of one of them, about 20 people sew, cut and fold in stations organized into four rows. In the back, two more workers trim straying threads and inspect rows of sea-foam-green T-shirts on their way to Forever 21.
Their boss, David Lee, said he just couldn't worry about an earthquake.
"Earthquake? Earthquake?" he asked, repeating for emphasis. "Building destroyed? Destroyed. What can I do? It's natural. If I die, I die."