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Ferry Building
Things to see at Ferry Building:
A bucket list of the top sights at Ferry Building, ordered by popularity.
1. Port of San Francisco
2. Vaillancourt Fountain
3. Waterfront
4. Ferry Plaza
5. Justin Herman Plaza
6. Clock Tower
7. Hyatt
8. Gandhi
9. Port of SF
10. Cowgirl Creamery
11. Boccalone
12. San Francisco Streetcar
13. Yin and Yang
14. Gate B
15. Gott's Roadside
16. Tasty Salted Pig Parts
17. 4505 Meats
18. Slanted Door
19. Hyatt Regency
20. Ghandi
21. Far West Fungi
22. At Hog Island Oyster Co.
23. Warm Egg Salad Sandwich @ Il Cane Rosso
24. Boulette's Larder
25. PCC 1055
26. Fire Jam

The San Francisco Ferry Building is a terminal for ferries that travel across the San Francisco Bay, a food hall and an office building. It is located on The Embarcadero in San Francisco, California.

On top of the building is a 245-foot tall clock tower with four clock dials, each 22 feet in diameter, which can be seen from Market Street, a main thoroughfare of the city.

Designed in 1892 by American architect A. Page Brown in the Beaux Arts style, the ferry building was completed in 1898. At its opening, it was the largest project undertaken in the city up to that time. Brown designed the clock tower after the 12th-century Giralda bell tower in Seville, Spain, and the entire length of the building on both frontages is based on an arched arcade.

With decreased use since the 1950s, after bridges were constructed across the bay to carry railroad traffic, the building was adapted to office use and its public spaces broken up. In 2002, a restoration and renovation were undertaken to redevelop the entire complex. The 660-foot long Great Nave was restored, together with its height and materials. A marketplace was created on the ground floor, the former baggage handling area. The second and third floors were adapted for office and Port Commission use. During daylight, on every full and half-hour, the clock bell chimes portions of the Westminster Quarters. The ferry terminal is a designated San Francisco landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

(Wikipedia)
Visitors 465
Oldest photo 11/17/2005
Newest photo 08/01/2015
Alternative titles "San Francisco Ferry Building"
"The Ferry Building"
"Ferry Terminal"
"ferry building"
"Ferry building"
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