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CIVIC CENTER...

Civic Center is the pulse of San Francisco where local politicians graze, where the opera, symphony and the new Main Library beckon music and book lovers. City Hall is an impressive beaux-arts-style building that opened in 1916. It's capped with a dome measuring 308 feet, a full 16-feet higher than the Capitol Dome in Washington , D.C. , a visible landmark from every city vista.

The Mayor's office, the Board of Supervisors chambers, and a number of other offices now found in City Hall. Across Civic Center Plaza is the site of the old Main Library, which closed in 1995 and was replaced by a brand new building right across the street. The old library's site is now home to the new Asian Art Museum , which moved from Golden Gate Park . The new library opened in 1996 to mostly rave reviews.

It's facades on Larkin and Fulton Streets keep with the area's beaux-arts architecture, while the Grove and Hyde Street facades are 1900's modern. Inside is a six-story high atrium illuminated by natural light. The library has specialty rooms sponsored by corporate donors, which include the Gay and Lesbian room, the San Francisco History Center and the Entrepreneur Room.

 

 

 

 

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