Panorama of the San Francisco City Hall taken from Civic Center Plaza, the square and park in front of the City Hall. The City Hall is a lovely Baroque style building with high dome and majestic wings, seen here from the United Nations Plaza. It is very reminiscent of the buildings in the center of Paris.
City Hall from Civic Centre Plaza - San Francisco visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'City Hall from Civic Centre Plaza' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from California.
The distinctive dome of City Hall is the fifth largest in the world and said to be reminiscent of Les Invalides seen here from Avenue Tourville in Paris which itself was inspired by St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
City Hall of San Francisco opened in 1915 and is a spectacular landmark of Parisian influenced architecture set in the beautiful open space of Civic Park. Built during the 'City Beautiful' movement following the 1906 quake, the architect Arthur Brown Jr. was noted for perfecting attention to detail. Covering an area of 50,000 sq-ft, the building is open to the public for guided tours at selected times and is as famous for its architecture as for its association with movie star weddings and its use as a film set location.
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Light Rail: Civic Center BART (J, K, L, M, N, S), Market St & Larkin St (F)
Metro: Civic Centre BART (Yellow, Green, Red and Blue lines)
Bus: 5, 6, 7, 19, 71, 71L