A View Of The Imposing City Hall In San Francisco, California Captured On An Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The City Hall in San Francisco was designed as part of the City Beautiful Movement which was popular in North America from the late 1880s to 1917. This movement was a philosophy that architecture and construction should have beauty and grandeur. The impressive City Hall is a perfect example of a building from this time. It was built out of necessity when the original City Hall was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. The impressive structure contains seven thousand nine hundred tons of steel in its frame and is fronted with Madera County Granite with sandstone beneath. Much of the furnishings are marble. All of these materials come together to make an impressive sight as pictured on this acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts.
The Present Day At City Hall In San Francisco, California
San Francisco's City Hall contains many administrative and legal services such as offices of the Mayor and the City Attorney. As well as being a place of city administration and a place of work for many, the building is a tourist attraction with forty five minute tours taking place each day from Monday to Friday. The City Hall also has its romantic moments as the venue for many weddings. Different rooms are available in the building for wedding ceremonies to take place. One is free but restricted in terms of time, and number of guests, allowed, the others available at a charge but allowing longer services and many more attendees. The building certainly makes for a lovely environment in which to marry. Since its creation the hall has not been without its problems though; in 1989 it was damaged by an earthquake. Following restoration in 1999 the structure is now seismic proofed. It was isolated from its foundations and a layer of rubber and steel discs was put in place to absorb future seismic shocks. This should guarantee the future of the City Hall in San Francisco as pictured on our attractive acrylic fridge magnet.