you haven't seen City Hall lately, you haven't seen City Hall. Reopened
in 1999 after a $300 million renovation, this beaux arts wonder designed
by Arthur Brown Jr. (who also designed Coit Tower) is second only to the
U.S. Capitol building in stature of municipal buildings. Built from 1912-1915,
the building was the pride of then Mayor "Sunny Jim" Rolph who is memorialized
by a dedication under the dome. Highlights include stunning light courts,
the great staircase, an onsite museum, and a magnificent meeting chamber
for the Board of Supervisors.
City Hall Dome, Architectural
Model by Don Potts, 1982.