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Arch and Colonade
The Beaux Arts Architecture of San Francisco's Civic Center

It's not always great architecture, but it does define Civic Center. As these architectural details show, San Francisco has tried to maintain a unified look in Civic Center by echoing elements of its beaux arts buildings in more recent constructions.


New Asian Art Museum
(Old Main Library Bldg)

State Building

State Court House

War Memorial Building
(City Hall in reflection)

Opera House (City Hall in reflection)

City Hall

New Asian Art Museum
seen from City Hall East Entrance

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

New Main Library

Federal Court Building





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