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City Hall Article

San Francisco Landmarks, City Hall, Government, Buildings

San Francisco City Hall re-opened in 1915, in its open space area in the city's Civic Center, is a Beaux-Arts monument to the City Beautiful movement that epitomized the high-minded American Renaissance of the 1880s to 1917. The structure's dome is the fifth largest in the world. The present...

War Memorial Opera House Article

Culture, Earthquake, Opera, Ballet, Buildings

The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco is located on the western side of Van Ness Avenue across from the rear facade of City Hall. It is part of the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center. The house has 3.146 seats plus 200 standing room places. It has been the home of the...

Fillmore Auditorium Article

San Francisco Landmarks, Buildings, Bill Graham, Culture, Arts

The Fillmore Auditorium is a historic music venue in San Francisco. Named for its original location at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard, it lies on the boundary of the Western Addition and the Pacific Heights neighborhoods. In 1968, Bill Graham moved his concerts to a...

Transamerica Pyramid Article

San Francisco Landmarks, Financial District, Buildings, Transamerica Corporation

Built on the location of the historic Montgomery Block, it has a structural height of 260m (850ft) and contains 48 floors of retail and office space. Although the tower no longer serves as the Transamerica Corporation headquarters, it is still strongly associated with the company and is depicted in...

Bank of America Center Article

San Francisco Landmarks, Financial District, Bank of America, Buildings

This 52-story and 779ft (237.4m) skyscraper on 555 California Street in San Francisco, formerly Bank of America Center, was the first skyscraper to be erected in the city, in 1972. The tower served as the world headquarters of Bank of America until the 1998 merger with NationsBank, when company...

California Palace of the Legion of Honor Article

San Francisco Landmarks, Buildings, History, Culture, Museum

The California Palace of the Legion of Honor (often abbreviated to simply Legion of Honor by locals) is a fine art museum in San Francisco. The Legion of Honor was the gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, wife of the sugar magnate and Thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder Adolph B. Spreckels. The...

Westfield San Francisco Centre Article

Shopping, Buildings, Westfield, Forest City

Westfield San Francisco Centre is an upscale, urban shopping center located in San Francisco. It is anchored by Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's and includes a Century Theatres multiplex, a Bristol Farms gourmet grocery store and a branch of San Francisco State University. It connects directly to the...