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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.
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.
This grassy plaza is situated at the heart of the Civic Center and its tree-lined central avenue visually draws the eye to the imposing structure of City Hall
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
The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery supports a diverse range of Bay Area 'Visual Art' culture by supporting artists projects through collaboration with community organizations, commissioning contemporary art, and curated exhibitions
Herbst Theater, next to the Opera house in the similarly-styled War Memorial Veteran's building is host to a wide variety of activities
This bronze sculpture was created by English artist Henry Moore in 1973
San Francisco has an excellent symphony orchestra, with Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) as the principal conductor
The museum is dedicated to celebrating all aspects of the performing arts in San Francisco, from the mid 19th century to the present day
There are Fall, Spring, and Summer seasons
This four-story tall, 'Beaux-Arts' style building occupies an entire city block in the heart of the Civic Center and has 7,000 seats inside