The San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco is a beautiful representation of Beaux-Arts architecture that has been available to the people of the city for more than eighty years. City Hall was built in 1915, and is a very large building, taking up two city blocks. It took ten years to renovate San Francisco City Hall after an earthquake in 1989, and it reopened in 1999. The dome that sits proudly on top of the structure is the fifth largest dome on any building in the world. There is a docent tour program, which provides the public with a tour of the building.
The Rotund of the City Hall is stunning, with all sorts of unusual embellishments to see. The Grand Staircase, Ceremonial Rotunda, the Board of Supervisor’s Chamber with its beautifully ornately carved Manchurian Oak, and the Hallway of Alcaldes are just a few of the things that will be pointed out to you on your tour.
Address: 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Open hours: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Phone: (415) 701-2311
Architect: Arthur Brown Jr.