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San Francisco City Hall

Identification

San Francisco City Hall
118739

Map

Structure in General

monumental hall
existing [completed]
granite
beaux-arts / historism

Usage

city hall

Facts

  • The interior is finished in California marble, Indiana limestone, and Eastern oak. From the center of the lobby, a wide marble stiarcase leads to the second-floor gallery.
  • Built of gray California granite with blue and gold burnished ironwork, it was designed in a French Renaissance style. In plan it measures 408 by 285 feet, enclosing a square rotunda covered by the 112 foot diameter dome.
  • The San Francisco City Hall is located in the Civic Center, a complex of public buildings grouped around the Civic Center Plaza.
  • The top of the dome is 11 feet 7 inches taller than the United States Capitol in Washington.
  • Arguably the "finest public building in the world".
  • Designated City Landmark #21 on March 13, 1970.
  • Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated here in 1978.
  • Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were married here in 1954.
  • There is $400,000 worth of gold in the dome's design.
  • The main floor of the Rotunda is approximately 75 feet square.

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Location

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Van Ness, Polk, McAllister and Grove streets
94102
U.S.A.

Technical Data

307.50 ft
307.50 ft
273.13 ft
390.42 ft
4
1913
1915
1999
$3,499,262

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

lighting consultant, steel supplier

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark