Pier 70 Area: Union Iron Works Machine Shop - Building 113-114

Building 113 Façade

The Union Iron Works Machine Shop was built in 1885-1888, and is the earliest remaining structure at the Pier 70 site. The building measures 492' long by 175' 6" wide by 62' tall, and contains 89,686 square-feet of floor space. Building 113 comprises 81,964 square feet of this under a high, single gable. Building 114 comprises only 7,722 square feet beneath the southern gable of the double gable portion.

Building 113 changed functions and floor plans several times between its construction in mid-1880s and WWII. The western portion originally housed the Machine Shop, while the eastern portion contained the Blacksmith and Boiler Shops. By 1945, the entire Building served as a Machine Shop. Building 114 served as the Foundry Furnace Building. A connector building was added in 1914. The building is vacant and red-flagged with significant structural problems.

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NEW! Building 113 Treadwell & Rollo Geotechnical Investigation (PDF)

NEW! Building 114 Hazardous Materials Cost (PDF)

NEW! Building 114 Hazardous Materials Survey (PDF)

Building 113-114 Historic Building Survey, 2008, Carey & Co., OLMM, Inc. (PDF)

Building 113-114 Overview (PDF)

Building 113-114 Seismic Evaluation and Concept Level Retrofit Design, 2002, URS Corporation (PDF).

Building 113-114 Architectural Drawings (PDF)

Building 113-114 Cost Estimate (PDF)

Building 113-114 CAD-DWG files, 6-22-2010 (ZIP) 

New 2006 120-minute Port video of Building 113-114 for HABS Survey (C. VerPlanck, architectual historian and B. Kneeland, from SF shipyard). NOTE: DOWNLOAD ONLY. 175 Megs. Windows Media File; Mac users may need first download Flip-4-Mac.

New Building 113-114 Archived Photograph (PDF)

New March 11th, 2011 Walk-thru Photographs (PDF)