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A Night at the San Francisco City Hall

If I have to name the most beautiful building in San Francisco – it will be the City Hall – it has both external and inner beauty!

A talk organized by Berkeley for the alumni about Internet: Utopia vs. Dystopia took me back there last Friday evening. The historic building re-opened in 1915 after the original one was destroyed in the 1906 Earthquake. I have just realized its dome is the fifth largest in the world and its architecture is the Parisien Beaux-Arts.

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Here are the grand stairs leading to the second floor.

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The large and beautiful dome

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The second floor looks charming

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This looks Parisien to me, too

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Quite a modern set-up for an evening talk

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Panelists from Facebook, Electronic Arts, Kaggle, Chaotic Moon, Berkeley Law and Wilson Sonsini

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Every time I visit the City Hall, I have a fond experience. Envy the staff working here everyday. It is also open to the public and hosts community music and dance event – what a wonderful idea!

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6 thoughts on “A Night at the San Francisco City Hall

  1. Mesmerizing, is the town hall. A stately building both the architecture and the design.
    Thank you for sharing with us these architectural beauty!
    Have a wonderful day, dear simplecherishes, and a new week with many blessings! With much love, Stefania! 🙂

      1. ” … the dome is larger than that of the U.S. White House” – amazing! I think it is fascinating to visit City Hall ! I am deeply impressed by the interior design ! Thank you again , because you shared with us these beautiful photos .
        Have a wonderful day and a new week with Many Blessings !
        Many hugs with much love , Stefania ! 🙂

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