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  Landmarks

Designed by Arthur Brown Jr., and opened in 1915, the architecture of the building was heavily influenced by the 'City Beautiful Movement,' which in turn reflected the American Renaissance style of the time. Its 'Beaux-Arts' dome (the fifth largest in the world) was modeled after that of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy. The building itself is huge, 393 feet long, by 273 feet wide, and 307 feet high ? occupying a full two blocks of San Francisco's downtown real estate. It is considered by many admirers to be the most impressive building in the city. Inside, it features a large rotunda with a grandiose staircase leading up to the second floor. The walls are adorned with oak paneling and the ceilings with crystal chandeliers. City Hall is the site of some history ? in 1954 Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe wed here. In 1978, Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated here.

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About San Francisco City Hall

 1 Doctor Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA, United States

 Nearest Transit: Civic Center/UN Plaza

 +1 415-701-2311

 http://sfgsa.org

San Francisco City Hall and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Union Square San Francisco

Union Square San Francisco(1.4 km)
Union Square is a commercial and cultural hub in downtown San Francisco, named after the pro-Union rallies held here during the Civil War.

Alcazar Theater

Alcazar Theater(0.9 km)
Built in 1911 in honor of the Shriners (Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine); this Byzantine-style Islamic temple (now a 500 seat theater showing Broadway and off-Broadway shows), is now a historical city landmark.

San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony(0.2 km)
San Francisco has an excellent symphony orchestra, with Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) as the principal conductor.

United Nations Plaza

United Nations Plaza(0.4 km)
The UN Charter was signed in the Civic Center in 1945, and this plaza was constructed in honor of its ideology and is ironically over the site of the original San Francisco City Cemetery.

Herbst Theater

Herbst Theater(0.2 km)
Herbst Theater, next to the Opera house in the similarly-styled War Memorial Veteran's building is host to a wide variety of activities.

San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Ballet(0.3 km)
The repertory season begins in January and continues through May.

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera(0.2 km)
There are Fall, Spring, and Summer seasons.

Black and White Ball

Black and White Ball(0.1 km)
If you have the budget, why not 'hob-nob' at San Francisco's classiest party? Taking up four entire blocks of the Civic Center, this ball attracts a well-heeled crowd, as well as those who are just splurging.

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