Constructed between 1913 and 1915 after the 1906 earthquake, San Francisco’s City Hall has been one the most important landmark in the city. This top tourist attraction in California has witnessed a lot of major events; political, social and historical, all of which have shaped the city into what it is today. Owned and managed by the City and County of San Francisco and the SF Department of Public works, respectively, the City hall remains an integral part of the city. The floor area of this $3.4 million structure is around 46,000 square meters. It has four levels holding government agencies and offices.
Aside from being an important structure in the city, it is also a favorite tourist destination. The city’s seat of power is also a symbol of how history has made changes and improvements to the lives of the SF residents. Some of the marked events in the area would be the state funerals held at the rotunda which includes that of Former President Warren Harding and General Frederick Funston. The City Hall also bore witness to Joe Di Maggio and Marilyn Monroe’s wedding as well as the assassination of Mayor Moscone and Supervisor and civil rights hero Harvey Milk.
Because of San Francisco’s popularity, several movies through the years shot some of their on-location scenes here. Today, vacationers check out the museums that are situated inside. The Davies Symphony Hall, the Asian Arts Museum as well as the Museum of Modern Art are some of the major interest points within the area. The official website provides a virtual tour as well as tour schedules so make sure to visit the website first.