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San Francisco's City Hall: Beau-Arts Styling

Architect, Arthur Brown, Jr. in a classic, French Beau-Arts style, with a massive Dome that remains the fifth largest dome in the world, rebuilt San Francisco's City Hall building, originally destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. The City Hall building today, is an impressive public building that anchors the Civic Center Plaza. The building is quite magnificent from a distance and is worthwhile to visit inside, to more closely examine all the ornate features of classic Beau-Arts architecture popular in the early 1900s. The City Hall building has the classic features of columns, balustrades and pillars, complete with statues and decorative painting.

It is noteworthy that Arthur Brown also designed many other landmark buildings in San Francisco such as the, Coit Tower, and Opera House. He was trained in Paris at the L'Ecole des Beau-Arts, the leading school of architecture for that period, and responsible for the construction of the many, ornate Beau-Arts style public buildings in the United States.

Some quick Facts about San Francisco's City Hall:
The City Hall's Dome is the fifth largest in the world at 307.5 feet.
The City Hall building was completed in 1916.
The Dome's design was based on the Dome des Invalides, in Paris France.
San Francisco City Hall
Where is City Hall: 400 Van Ness Ave.

How to get to City Hall: By Bus 5,8,19,21,26; Streetcar J, K, L, M, N

Visit the City Hall official web site here.
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