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The National Biscuit Company factory was constructed in 1925 for a cost of $2 million. Conceived as the west coast headquarters for NBC, this landmark structure was designed by E.J. Eckel. In 2006, the building underwent a $25 million renovation to convert the building to live/work lofts. View full size.