A 135-year-old building in the heart of Old Town Pasadena has been gutted, as new offices and ground-floor retail takes shape in the shell of the historic structure.

The Brunswick Court Building, completed in 1887 at 30 W. Colorado Boulevard, is slated to reopen later this year with approximately 7,300 square feet of offices space on its upper floors and a new show room for electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors at street level.

Rendering of the revamped Brunswick Court BuildingLee & Associates

"We're excited that upscale tenants like Lucid Motors want to be part of Brunswick Court," says Kurt Bierschenk of the Doheny Family Trust, which owns the building. "With neighbors like Tiffany & Co. and Apple, this will be a fantastic destination for shopping, working, and dining."

Abbott Construction, which is leading the revamp of the property, is implementing a seismic upgrade, a structural rebuild, and a full restoration of Brunswick Court's exterior. Additionally, plans call for the addition of a new rooftop amenity deck.

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"These beams haven't seen the sun since 1887," said Abbott senior superintendent Mark Freshwater in a news release. "With so few historic buildings in Southern California, it's always fun to bring a structure like this back to life."

Completion is expected by November 2022.